Programs & Services


Detention, Court Detention & Waiting Placement  
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Pre-adjudicated juvenile criminal offenders, male or female, ages 10 to 18.

  • Objective - ensure safety/security to the general public and to the detained juveniles.
  • Programmed in a 12 resident living unit with same sex peer group.
  • Attend school daily for minimum of five hours through out the year.
  • Complete daily facility job responsibilities.
  • Participate in group:
    • Educational - victim empathy, anger, team building, self-esteem, chemical awareness, safety, Life Skills, cognitive restructuring (Thinking for Change and Reality Model).
    • Recreational Activities - physical activity, age appropriate leisure time activities, arts & crafts projects, and passive recreation groups.
    • Confrontational - behavioral management groups where youth take responsibility for their choices and the resulting behaviors.
  • Visitation, Bible Study, Church.

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Weekend Program (48 Hours)   
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Two day (48 hour) program for male or female juvenile offenders, ages 12-18, who have been adjudicated on a new offense or violation of probation.          

  • Objective - short-term consequence in a secure institution where the juvenile offender has time to reflect on their victimizing behavior and pattern of negative choices. 
  • W/E program generally runs from Friday at 7:00pm through Sunday at 6:00pm.
  • Resident remains separated from the general RJC population.  Youth primarily spend time in their room thinking about what they did to get here.  Staff confront youth to investigate behaviors that lead to this placement including focus on their pattern of victimization and thinking tactics to avoid responsibility.
  • Majority of time is spent in a secure room with break periods throughout the day.
  • Wear RJC clothing and are not part of a peer group in this program.

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10/5 Program   
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Short term program for male or female juvenile offenders, ages 12-18, who have been adjudicated on a new offense or violation of probation.  Committed to RJC for 10 days but may complete in 5 days based on positive behavior and successful completion.

  • Objective - short-term consequence in a secure institution with educational services. 
  • 10/5 program generally runs from Sunday at 7:00pm to Friday at 6:00pm.
  • Resident completes the following daily: Schoolwork; Community Work Service project; Treatment Assignment – identified by Probation Officer.
  • Youth wear RJC clothing and are not part of a peer group in this program.

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Short Term Treatment (30/15, 60/30, 90/60 Day)   
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Secure short-term treatment program for male or female juvenile offenders, ages 13-18, who have been adjudicated on a new offense or violation of probation.  Juveniles are committed to RJC for the maximum number of days, i.e. 30/15, but may complete in the minimum number of days, i.e. 30/15, based on positive behavior and successful completion of individualized treatment contract.

  • Objective - provide short-term treatment programs in a secure institution with educational services and treatment components.
  • Residents receive all items listed in program descriptions above.
  • Attend treatment group - present issues leading to placement at RJC.
  • Groups: Cognitive Restructuring (Reality Model and Thinking for Change), Skill Streaming (Life Skills), ART (Anger Replacement Training), Restorative Justice program components. 
  • Youth are part of a peer group and wear own clothing – outlined in handbook.

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50/30 Stabilization Transition Program (STP)   
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Secure short-term transition program for male or female offenders, ages 13-18, who have been adjudicated on a new offense, have violated their probation and are court ordered to a CD program following their stay at RJC.  Juveniles are court ordered to a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 50 allowing to be furloughed to an appropriate chemical dependency treatment program.  Juveniles are held accountable for their behaviors while promoting a healthy transition to their next placement.

  • Objective - provide a healthy transition to a needed chemical dependency program in a secure institution with educational services and treatment components.
  • Youth receive all short-term program components.
  • Weekly focus group (Health, Emotion, Spiritual, Transitional)
  • Chemical Awareness and education
  • Youth are part of a peer group

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70/90 New Choices For Adolescents (Chemical Dependency)   
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Secure outpatient treatment through HSI for both male and female offenders, ages 13-18, who have been adjudicated on a new offense or have violated their probation and have completed a current chemical dependency evaluation that recommends outpatient treatment.  Juveniles are court ordered to a minimum of 70 days and a maximum of 90 days.  Juveniles are held accountable for their behaviors while completing outpatient chemical dependency treatment.

  • Objective - provide outpatient chemical dependency treatment in a secure setting with educational services and treatment components.
  • Three Program Phases - Challenge to Change, Readiness and Commitment to Change, and Taking Ownership of Change.
  • Program Structure - groups will be held four days per week after school for 1.5 hours each day.  Individual sessions will be held in the evenings, minimally once per week.  Family contact will be made throughout the program.  Transitional plans will begin immediately upon intake.
  • Funding - New Choices is funded by contracts with most major insurance providers and through use of Rule 25 funding.
  • Youth receive all short-term program components.

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21 Day Diagnostic Program   
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Pre-adjudicated juvenile criminal offenders, male or female, ages 10 to 18.

  • Objective - ensure a safe and secure environment for the general public and offender while producing assessments to assist in service-need and direction for case management.
  • Four components - Psychological Evaluation, Pines School Educational Summary, Juvenile Center Nursing Health Assessment, and a discharge summary from the youth’s primary counselor.
  • All programming pieces noted in Detention, Court Detention, and Waiting Placement Programs above pertain as well to the 21 Day Diagnostic Program.

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