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ADMISSION PROCESS

Population Served
Adolescent males between 12-17 years of age. Dependent / neglected / abused / foster care

Referral from DSS, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Probation and Parole, and Legal Guardians.

Must have a completed application including: social history, psychological evaluation, educational records, court documents, medical history, birth certificates, physical exam including immunizations, social security card or number, and Medicaid card.

Assessment of Youth
Conducted by Child Care Supervisors or Program Director.

Evaluated on the following criteria

Characteristics Accepted

  • Eligible for school or alternative / educational placement
  • Medication regime
  • Property destruction - will review circumstances, case-by-case basis
  • Suicidal gestures / attempts (less than 2 years) may be placed if deemed stable through appropriate documentation
  • Hard drugs or alcohol abuse - who have completed treatment
  • Aggressive / Assault Behavior (less than 2 years)
  • Behavior Conduct Disorder
  • Delinquent / Court Involvement
  • Emotional Disturbances
  • Incarcerated Parent(s)
  • Learning Disability / Underachievement
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Physical / Emotional Abuse / Neglect
  • Runaway
  • Substance Abuse (parent)
  • Speech / Language Impairment
  • Truancy

Children with a history of minor offenses or children on probation may be accepted but children with major delinquency charges will not be accepted.

Will Not Accept
Severely mentally retarded (IQ less than 70)
Psychotic (I.e. talking to oneself, incapable of differentiating between right and wrong, hallucinations, etc.)
Arsonist

Admission Decision
The Program Director and the Child Care Supervisor will be the only staff who will make decisions as to whether or not a resident will be accepted into the program. The final decision to admit a child will be with the Program Director.

Process Pre-Placement / Intake
Pre-placement - Within 72 hours of admission
Intake - 30 day service plan from date of entry, followed by a 90 day quarterly from the date of entry. Progress reviewed weekly / monthly.

Written Report of Assessment
Presenting Problems
Observation

Recommendations
If not acceptable say no, if appropriate program, give a target date indicate if resident is on waiting list.

Once funding is approved, get purchase order and have referent complete and sign intake packet and placement agreement.

DISCHARGE CRITERIA

Successful
Completion of program / treatment objectives, enabling youth to return home / achieving level of independence. Enrolling in a vocational / technical or community college or university.

Unsuccessful

  • Repeated violations of house rules
  • Violent Acts or Assault, with intent of physical harm to any individual or to ones self
  • Repeated running away
  • In possession of firearm
  • Fire starting

Please click one of the following below to download an application
Admissions Application (Word Doc Format)
Admissions Application (PDF Format)
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