Admission to the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF) is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Visit the JAF main webpage for general information pertaining to the programs and services, eligibility, and length of service. Specific, detailed information regarding admissions criteria of interest to referring agencies are outlined here.
Medical clearance is required for youth with a serious medical condition, or suicidal behavior, youth under the influence of a foreign substance, actively psychotic, or in need of immediate medical attention.
Additional resident acceptance is based on the youth's individual situation and the resource limitations of the facility.
Limitations to Acceptance
Youth with a documented IQ score below 70
Youth demonstrating sexually abusive behaviors are determined on a case-by-case basis
Adjudicated youth sex offenders - must be attending approved treatment and/or therapy or program
Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) youth - requires completing the referral process, the facility case manager and supervisor(s) determine it appropriate
Pregnant youth - requires youth to be in her first-trimester and receiving prenatal physician care
Youth with document disabilities - sufficient resources and qualified staff must be available
Maximum capacity of 16 residents
Beds are limited. If the beds are full in a particular gender group, please contact a supervisor for approval to double bunk
Make a Referral
A referral form for referring agents and agencies must be submitted to initiate the admission process.
Be sure to enter all of the information and fax it back to the JAF. Fax the referral form to 952-496-8955.
Once a resident completes his or her stay, we strongly encourage referral agents to provide feedback by completing our online survey.