Purpose - North Dakota’s Attendant Care Program provides funding assistance to local government to operate non-secure “holdover” sites for unruly and/or delinquent juveniles who have been picked up by law enforcement and need short-term supervision on a pre-adjudicatory basis. Attendant Care requires the constant supervision of a juvenile in a non-physically secure setting.
In general, Attendant Care services:
Eligible Jurisdictions - Eligible jurisdictions include the 53 counties and the four Indian Reservations in North Dakota. Attendant Care services can also be provided by one jurisdiction on behalf of one or more adjoining jurisdictions. Private agencies are also eligible to provide Attendant Care on behalf of a jurisdiction if authorized.
Program Sites - There are currently nine Attendant Care sites are in operation. Three of the attendant care sites are operated by counties, five by private providers, and one by a tribal agency.