Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


AA Alcoholics Anonymous
AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
ACA American Correctional Association
ACCESS Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services
ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
ACYCP Association for Child and Youth Care Practice
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADP Average Daily Population
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AMA American Medical Association
ANA American Nurses Association
AODA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
ART Aggression Replacement Training
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIST Behavior Intervention Support Team
BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BOP Bureau of Prisons
BSFT Brief Strategic Family Therapy
CbS Community-based Standards
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CCE Certified Corrections Executive
CCHP Certified Corrections Health Professional
CCJTDC Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
CCO Certified Corrections Officer
CCO/P Certified Corrections Officer—Provisional
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEA Correctional Education Association
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CJCA Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
CJRP Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement
CJSP Certified Juvenile Services Practitioner
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment
COOP Continuity of Operations
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRIPA Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1980
CYC-P Child and Youth Care - Professional
DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT-CM DBT-Corrections Modified
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMC Reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact
DMDD Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
DNA do not associate
DOJ Department of Justice
DOT Directly Observed Therapy
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DTI diffusion tensor imaging
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EHR Electronic Health Record
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFP Federal Financial Participation
FFT Functional Family Therapy
FJDA Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
fMRI functional magnetic resonance imaging
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
G-TREM Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model for Girls
GAIN Global Appraisal of Individual Needs
GED Genderal Education Development
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HPV Human Papillomavirus
IAP Intensive Aftercare Program
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IEP Individualized Education Program
IJA-ABA Institute for Judicial Administration and the American Bar Association
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service
IT Information Technology
JDAI Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
JDC Juvenile Detention Center
JJDPA Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
JPI Justice Policy Institute
JTDC Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
KOP Keep On Person
LEA Local Education Agency
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LGBTQI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex
LOP Local Operating Procedure
LWOP Life without the possibility of parole
MAYSI Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument
MDFT Mulitidimensional Family Therapy
MET Motivational Enhancement Therapy
MI Motivational Interviewing
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MST Mulit-Systemic Therapy
NA Narcotics Anonymous
NAAT Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
NAC National Academy of Corrections
NCCD National Council on Crime and Delinquency
NCCHC National Commission on Correctional Health Care
NCJFCJ National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures
NCYC National Center for Youth in Custody
NDTAC National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk (formerly Neglected or Delinquent Technical Assistance Center)
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NGIC National Gang Intelligence Center
NIC National Institute of Corrections
NIJC National Immigrant Justice Center
NIMH National Institutes of Mental Health
NJDA National Juvenile Detention Association
NJJN National Juvenile Justice Network
NPJS National Parnership for Juvenile Services
NTTAC National Training and Technical Assistance Center
OC Oleoresin Capsicum
OCFS Office of Child and Family Services
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlement
PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PBNDS Performance-Based National Detention Standards
PbS Performance-based Standards
PE Physical Examination
POSIT Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers
PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
PRC PREA Resource Center
PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act
PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
PYD Positive Youth Development
QMHP Qualified mental health professional
RAI Risk Assessment Instrument
REA Regional Service Educational Agencies
RLUIPA Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000
SAFE Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SANE Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
SEA State Education Agency
SMU Special Management Unit
SPARCS Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress
STEEP Social, technological, economic, environmental, political arenas
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
STG Security Threat Groups
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
SVORI Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
SYRP Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
TARGET Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy
TB Tuberculosis
Tdap Tetanus, Diptheria, and Acellular Pertussis
TF-CBT Trauma-Focused CBT
TJDR Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Training and Technical Assistance Center
UCR Uniform Crime Reports
USDOJ U.S. Department of Justice
VFC Vaccines for Children

Recommended Citation for This Guide

When citing this guide, please click here for the suggested format.