The Department of Juvenile Justice is responsible for the operation of several juvenile residential facilities located across the state. The residential treatment facilities, including youth development centers and treatment centers are small, campus-type settings with capacities ranging from 30 to 80 youth per center. These programs provide monitoring of youths' activities 24-hours per day, seven days per week. Security level and measures vary by facility. Youth placed in these programs are typically between the ages of 14 and 18 and have been adjudicated as public youthful offenders. The group homes operated by the department provide community-based residential programming for male and female public and youthful offenders between the ages of 12 and 17. Program staff provide 24-hour per day seven-day per week supervision. Group homes may serve as an alternative to more restrictive institutional care or as a step-down for youth to move from an institutional placement to the community before returning home.