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1225 Silver Street
Middletown, CT - 06457
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There has been a state facility for boys continuously operating in Connecticut since 1854.The Connecticut Juvenile Training School is located on 32 acres of land in Middletown, Connecticut. The facility is operated through the Department of Children and Family Services. The facility is secure and has a campus style design with six buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Operational bed capacity for the facility is 135. CJTS provides services to males between the ages of 12 to 20.
CJTS is the only secure facility for boys adjudicated as delinquent and committed to the Department of Children and Families. Opened on August 27, 2001, the mission of CJTS is as follows:
The mission of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School is to provide a safe, secure and therapeutic environment while providing opportunity for growth and success. National best practices interventions and standards are integrated into facility operations with the goal of reducing risk of re-offending, preparing youth for community re-entry and developing positive youth outcomes.
The Raise the Age legislation took effect on January 1, 2010. This legislation raised the age of the juvenile court jurisdiction to 17 years old and was implemented in two phases. The first phase of this legislation included 16 year olds within the juvenile court jurisdiction for certain offenses. The impact on CJTS has been in an increase of 16 year old and older youth coming into the facility. The second phase of this legislation began on July 1, 2012, which includes 17 year olds.