The young adult treatment within juvenile penitentiary facilities, following the Decree Law No. D.L. 92/14, converted into law in August of the same year, requires us to reflect and analyse on the appropriate treatments not only for minors but also for those between 18 and 25 years of age. Reviewing the necessity to respond adequately to a new type of category in the main commitment of a prison worker, who needs special training to acquire specific competence and to create suitable treatment paths. These, if linked to a steady and necessary growth of the minors, can influence the detention period as a path aimed to social reintegration and a full citizenship.
Keywords: Minors, juvenile justice, educator, treatment