North Dakota Attendant Care Program

Attendant Care Program

Purpose - North Dakota’s Attendant Care Program provides funding assistance to local government to operate non-secure “holdover” sites for delinquent juveniles who have been picked up by law enforcement and need short-term supervision on a pre-adjudicatory basis.  It serves as an alternative to secure juvenile detention.  For more information, refer to the North Dakota Attendant Care Guidelines.  

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 seven Attendant Care sites are in operation. Two sites are operated by counties, four by private providers on behalf of counties/cities, and one by a tribal agency.

Sites can submit for reimbursement of eligible expenses using the Attenant Care Billing Template.

For further information contact Lisa Jahner at 701-425-0821 or via email at