Social Protection & Rehabilitation

The Juvenile classification office


  • Accommodate juveniles charged by Juvenile Division of The court and offer necessary data and materials for investigation and trial
  • Prescribe the guidelines for the juvenile training school and the probation office and advise the protector about follow up guidance of the juvenile for correction
  • Classify the criminalities of the juvenile at the request of family, school and other juvenile protection organization and offer necessary data and meterials for guidance


Name Date of Foundation Reference
Seoul(office) 1977.4.30 The juvenile training school executes as proxy
for the works of the office of classification of
juvenile classification office
(chunchon, chonju, chongju, cheju)
Taegu(") 1978.7.8
Daejon(") 1982.10.21
Pusan(") 1984.2.29
Kwangju(") 1991.11.1


  • Superintendent
      • Dietary Administration Committee
      • Classification Judgement Committee
      • General Affairs Division
        • Personnel General Affairs, Demand, Expenditure, Finance, Supplies, and so on
      • Classification Division
        • Psychological test, Social Back ground Investigation, Counseling, judgment of Classification
      • Observation & Treatment Division
        • Guidance Service, Behavior observation, Visiting, Transfer, Admission and Leave, Education
      • Medical Service Division
        • Prevention of Epidemic, Medical Care Checkup Health & Sanitation, Prescription

The Course of Treatment

The Course of Treatment


  • Receiving inmates to the juvenile classification office It should be upon the written order of the juvenile division of the court.
  • The term of stay is within 1 month, however if continuous stay is necessary, the term maybe prolonged once more within the limits of 1 month by decisions of the court.

Classification and Diagnosis

  • Principle of classification The Principle of classification is to establish the best plan for rectification of the juvenile, by analysing and examining his physical constitution, personality, qualities social environments, educational backgrounds, personal careers and the mutual relations with one another closely.
  • Variety of classification
    • Classification of juvenile charged to the juvenile classification office
      • General classification
      • Decide whether or not he or she is in need of protection by means of interview, somato medical
      • examination standard tests, self-writing, behavioral observation whose problems and causes of
      • delinquency are relatively simple.
      • Special classification
      • Decide whether or not he or she is in need of protection for correctional therapy through individual test,
      • psychiatrical diagnosis including inquiry of data and materials or spot survey whose correction is
      • not likely to be easy
    • Classification by external demand Classification of Juveniles with Problems or
      • criminalities are available for the demand of families, school or social organization
  • Methods of classification
    • Physical examination
      • Health appraisal, Physical measure, Investigation of physical peculiarity
    • Environmental survey
      • Survey the history of growth, delinquencies, career and ties as focusing on the family life
    • Psychological tests
      • Group Psychological test : Intelligence test, Personality test, Interest test, Aptitude test, Academic
      • achievement test, etc.
      • Individual Psychological test : KWIS, MMPI, Rorschach test, T.A.T,B.G.T, H.T.P etc.
      • Mental-physical ability test : EEG, Feeling of stability test, judgment of action & speed, anticipation
      • reaction test etc.
      • Special test and diagnosis by a psychiatrist
    • Behavioral observation
      • Incidental observation, Control-group observation
    • Interview with protector, Inquiry of every record or a spot visit survey.
  • Decisions by classification
    The classification judgement committee carefully examines the total result of an individual classification and determine on an adequate guideline for an individual treatment according to the delinquency risks and the seriousness of problem.
    • Members of the committee
      • Consists of Superintendent, Chief of Division, examiners, specialists of education, psychology,
      • sociology and psychiatry * Details of judgement
      • Offering Specified data for the determination of protection to juvenile division of the court Deciding
      • Articles concerning treatment guideline at Juvenile classification office
      • Recommending on treatments of educational training Guidance service at Juvenile
      • Training school
      • Offering on Treatment Guidelines for probation office and the protectors
  • Administration of Youth Aptitude test center
    • Establishment opened 16 YATC in every Juvenile Training School and Juvenile classification office in
      • Feb.2 1996
    • Function
      • Career guidance through standards test and individual counseling like aptitude,
      • character, intelligence etc. For Local middle and high school student or working juveniles
      • Providing the rational guidance direction to identify the course of a problem youth delinquency
      • requested by the social organization