Juvenile Pretrial Services oversees competency attainment services and the ongoing re-evaluations of juveniles who have been found incompetent to proceed but attainable. Competency attainment services may be provided in the home, an institution, a school setting, or other public place, as determined to be appropriate by the attainment provider and the OFS Juvenile Pretrial Services.
Juvenile Pretrial Services currently serves as the coordinating agency overseeing the Facility for Children, in collaboration with other relevant agencies including DHMH, DHR, DJS, and MSDE. The Facility for Children provides placement for a small number of youths who have been found to be not competent but attainable and require placement.
The Division of Juvenile Pretrial services provides ongoing training for current/new evaluators and attainment providers, as well as other parties outside the department, including:
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