Minimum Security Facilities have the least restrictive security measures. Housing is dormitory-style. Youth in these facilities typically are serving short sentences of nonviolent, non-weapons-based offenses. Also included as minimum security are work release program offenders who leave the facility for outside employment but return nightly.
Low Medium Security Facilities have a moderate degree of security measures. Housing is dormitory-style. Youth typically have shorter sentences than Level 3 offenders. Low Medium security offenders are less aggressive than Level 3's and 4's, and have a shorter criminal history.
High Medium Security Facilities have a moderately high degree of security measures. Housing is celled-space. High Medium security offenders are typically more aggressive than Level 1's and 2's, could be serving longer sentences, and have a long criminal history.
Maximum Security Facilities have very restrictive security measures. Housing is celled-space. Maximum security offenders have been convicted of violent or weapons-based offenses. These youth require close supervision and tight security to minimize risk to the public, staff, and other offenders.
Intake facilities are designated to receive newly committed youth. During the intake process each offender is evaluated through interviews, reports and diagnostic tests. This evaluation forms the basis of the ' facility and program assignment.