Youth Parole Authority
The Youth Parole Authority (YPA) provides a formal hearing procedure that defines a youth’s obligations during secure care and parole. Hearings are held at each of the six secure care facilities managed by JJS within 45 days of commitment, an initial hearing is held to establish a length of stay guideline for the youth and set requirements for confinement. The length of stay is based on the youth’s delinquency history and the type of offense leading up to commitment. Every three to six months thereafter, progress hearings are held to determine whether standards for confinement are being met.