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Youth Services

Providing safe, secure and effective treatment of offending and at-risk youth through evidence-based programming designed to address the specific needs of the child

Children who commit crimes present a major challenge to communities across the country. These communities must determine how to improve public safety and manage costs while delivering quality care and treatment to juvenile offenders and at-risk youth.

G4S Youth Services understands these challenges and believes the key to meeting them is by delivering evidence-based treatment designed to address the specific needs of the young offender through highly trained staff at an affordable cost.

Compliance Monitoring

G4S Youth Services assists States in implementing, monitoring and resolving issues that lead to inappropriate placement of juveniles and protecting juveniles from harm — both physical and psychological — that can occur as a result of exposure to adult inmates, as per the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (JJDPA).

Our approach to compliance monitoring is:

  • Find compliance, rather than non-compliance
  • Assist local and state facility managers in preventing non-compliance
  • Provide all juvenile justice system stakeholders a reliable source of information and technical assistance on all matters, relating to the JJDPA

Educational Services

G4S Youth Services understands the importance of delivering effective education programs in juvenile residential facilities. Often the youth committed to residential treatment programs or detention centers have poor educational achievement and have not fared well in traditional educational settings.

Successfully engaging the minds and the motivation of these challenging youth is the focus of our educational programs. With almost 45 percent of pupils in a correctional setting diagnosed with learning difficulties (as opposed to 20 percent in traditional schools), motivation and engagement is key. Employing experienced staff with proven competence in alternative education in a juvenile justice setting, G4S has achieved significant success.

For more information about G4S Youth Services, call (813) 514-6274 or email youth@usa.g4s.com.

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