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The mission of the O & A Center is to provide a 30 day, comprehensive assessment for delinquent youth in a safe and homelike environment while in State custody. A Discharge Service Plan is developed for recommendations to the Juvenile Court.
§ On-site school (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
§ Special Education services (if needed)
§ Assessments to establish grade level, performance ability, and vocational interest and aptitude.
§ Community Service Project (volunteer activities)
§ G.E.D. preparation
§ Daily PE
§ EPSD & T medical screening
§ Dental evaluation
§ Other medical services, as needed.
§ Token economy (point system)
§ Progress notes
§ Daily observation
§ Weekly student conferences
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS &
§ Psychoeducational assessment
§ Clinical interview
§ Trauma assessment
§ Personality inventory
§ Other specialized assessment, as needed.
§ Substance abuse inventory (SASSI-A2)
§ Reason for Living Inventory for Adolescents
§ Youth Coping Index
§ Multigroup Ethnic Identify Measure
§ YLS/CMI (Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)
§ Balanced and Restorative Justice model
§ A & D prevention
§ Teen nutrition
§ Planned parenthood
§ Anger management
§ Individual and family therapy, as needed.
§ Weekly group therapy
§ Crisis intervention, as needed
§ Teen AA/NA meetings
OTHER ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES
§ Educational and recreational community outings
§ Student Continuous Quality Improvement meetings
§ Daily and weekly chores
§ On-site recreational activities (basketball, volleyball, pool, board games, movies, computer games, Nintendo, Play Station, cards, listening to music, crafts or hobbies, and reading materials from the in-house library)
§ Religious services: A Volunteer Chaplain coordinates all student religious needs, to include but not limited to, weekly Bible study, annual vacation Bible School, and weekly Sunday school
§ Weekly visitation and phone calls
§ Correspondence via mail
§ Family therapy/consultation
§ Admission and Discharge Service Plan meetings
§ Connection to community/area agencies
§ Day Passes
Meals and snacks are prepared on-site by the Center's Food Service Stewards. The Center follows the menu developed by a certified nutritionist to meet the needs of adolescent males
A total of 21 full time staff includes the following: Director, Assistant Director, MSW Director of Treatment, two Case Managers, two Correctional Teachers (Special Education certified), a Children's Services Sergeant, three Children's Services Corporals, seven Children's Services.
VOLUNTEER SERVICESThe Center utilizes various community and social service partners for services and support. A Community Involvement Council provides feedback to the staff in regard to concerns of the community as well as providing guidance for recruitment of
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