Juvenile Standards

Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities

The Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities reflect contemporary practices in juvenile health care to help correctional facilities provide optimal care to juvenile populations. These standards closely mirror the Standards for Health Services for jails and prisons while highlighting essential elements relating to youth in the correctional environment.

Along with manuals for jails, prisons, mental health services, and opioid treatment programs, the NCCHC juvenile standards are a vital resource, providing the framework to ensure that systems, policies, and procedures are in place to produce the best outcomes in the most cost-efficient and effective manner.

The new 2022 edition will begin shipping in mid-November. 

Transition to the 2022 edition for accredited facilities will be as follows:

Survey Date

Applicable Standards Manual

Through June 30, 2023

2015 edition

After July 1, 2023

2022 edition