A 15-year-old youth is living in a residential treatment facility (RTF) as a result of a delinquency adjudication. (RTFs are highly structured residential programs for court-ordered delinquent youth with mental health, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse issues.) At the last hearing, the RTF staff told the judge that the youth would be discharged in a month. The youth has been involved in the child welfare system since age 7 and has an open child welfare case.
Multi-agency meeting to develop a re-entry/transition plan for a youth in a residential treatment facility