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Juveniled Justice System Structure & Process
Organization & Administration of Delinquency Services
Q: What type of agency administers aftercare services?
A: Most states administer aftercare services through a state executive agency.

Administration of aftercare services, 2015
(Click on the state name for additional information)

State Judicial Agencies Executive Agencies Judicial and Executive

Number of states 4 41 6

Alabama X
Alaska X
Arizona X

Arkansas X
California X
Colorado X

Connecticut X
Delaware X
District of Columbia X

Florida X
Georgia X
Hawaii X

Idaho X
Illinois X
Indiana X

Iowa X
Kansas X
Kentucky X

Louisiana X
Maine X
Maryland X

Massachusetts X
Michigan X
Minnesota X

Mississippi X
Missouri X
Montana X

Nebraska X
Nevada X
New Hampshire X

New Jersey X
New Mexico X
New York X

North Carolina X
North Dakota X
Ohio X

Oklahoma X
Oregon X
Pennsylvania X

Rhode Island X
South Carolina X
South Dakota X

Tennessee X
Texas X
Utah X

Vermont X
Virginia X
Washington X

West Virginia X
Wisconsin X
Wyoming X

  • Aftercare, sometimes called reentry or parole, is the process of preparing youth for release from a facility and supervising their return to the community.
  • Judicial agencies that administer aftercare services can be at the state level, such as the Administrative Office of the Courts, or local juvenile courts.
  • Executive agencies that administer aftercare services are mainly at the state level and include correction agencies, child protection agencies, and social or human services agencies.
  • Only 4 states administer aftercare services exclusively through judicial agencies.
  • In a few states (6), a combination of executive and judicial agencies administer aftercare.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/structure_process/qa04204.asp?qaDate=2015. Released on April 29, 2016.

Developed for the State Training and Technical Assistance Center by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The following NCJJ staff contributed to this state profile: Teri Deal and Nina Hyland.


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