Montana Board of Crime Control

Juvenile Detention Region General Fund Reimbursement Allocations

Montana state statute directs the Board of Crime Control to administer Juvenile Detention Region General Fund Reimbursement Allocations, provided through state funding by the Legislature. Juvenile detention grants are awarded to five juvenile detention regions throughout Montana on a yearly basis. A designated county from each region applies for and distributes the funds to assist counties within their regions with their juvenile detention needs; to establish and operate youth detention services, including but not limited to youth detention facilities, short-term detention centers, holdovers, attendant care, home detention, and programs for the transportation of youth to regional facilities. As a condition of receiving funds, each county is required to comply or substantially comply with state laws and policies contained in the Montana Youth Court Act concerning the detention and placement of youth.