For youth development
For healthy living
For social responsibility
The Boys Detention Program is a 15 bed residential facility serving adolescent males between the ages of 11 and 18 that have been detained by the Juvenile Court and are awaiting their next scheduled court date.
The Boys Detention Program contracts with the Department of Youth Services to provide twenty four hour services to the youth in custody. Youth are provided full educational, clinical, and health services. Clinical groups are provided daily covering topics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to promote positive coping and substance abuse prevention. Each youth is assigned a clinician that they meet with on a weekly basis. Additional programming includes access to games, the gymnasium and fitness center.
The Boys Detention Program promotes an asset-based model of services to encourage residents set goals that promote self-worth and positive growth. Each youth is set up with a staff advocate. Advocates assist youth with goal setting and DBT skills by completing weekly advocate reports. Weekly community meetings take place for staff and youth to address their interests. During this time youth are rewarded for reaching weekly goals. The objective in all programming is to promote positive development in each young man through skills and goal setting that they can utilize long after they leave The Boys Detention Program.