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What is the Valid Court Order Exception to Secure Detention for Status Offenders?

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This report briefly explains the ‘valid court order’ exception to the federal prohibition on holding status offenders in secure juvenile detention facilities. It also presents different state responses to the exception. If a juvenile court order is ‘valid’ (meaning full due process rights were provided to the juvenile subject to the order), then the juvenile may later be incarcerated for violation of that order.