Residential Treatment Center | Definition


Course: Juvenile Justice

Residential treatment centers (RTCs) usually house youths with significant psychiatric, psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse problems who have been unsuccessful in outpatient treatment or have proved too ill or unruly to be housed in foster care, day treatment programs, and other non-secure environments but who do not yet merit commitment to a psychiatric hospital or secure correctional facility.

Source: OJJDP

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