Types of programming provided to youth

The following types of programming are provided to youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice:

  • Assessments
  • Substance abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Case management
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Chaplaincy
  • Volunteer Services
  • Leisure Time Services

The Department of Juvenile Justice places a high importance on evaluating the mental health needs of the youth committed to the Department.  All youth are screened by a mental health professional upon admission to any of the facilities.  The Department also implements evidence-based screening and assessment tools at the Reception and Classification sites.  All facilities have mental health professionals available for emergency and on-going mental health services.