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Section 223(a)12(A) of JJDP Act provides that:
"..juveniles who are charged with or who have committed offenses that would not be criminal if committed by an adult…or alien juveniles in custody, or such non offenders as dependent and neglected children, shall not be placed in secure detention facilities, or secure adult detention facilities or secure correctional facilities."
For more information about the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders core requirement, please contact the Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana.