Code of the District of Columbia

§ 24–911. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Juvenile" means any individual under 18 years of age and any child, as defined in § 16-2301(3).

(2) "Penal institution" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 22-2603.01(6).

(3) "Room confinement" means the involuntary restriction of a juvenile alone, other than during normal sleeping hours or facility-wide lockdowns, in a cell, room, or other area.

(4) "Secure juvenile facility" means a secure juvenile residential facility, as defined in § 22-2603.01(7), or a secure residential treatment facility for juveniles that is owned, operated, or under the control of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.


(Apr. 4, 2017, D.C. Law 21-238, § 202, 63 DCR 15312.)