Juvenile Justice Residential Services promote public safety by providing youth with a supportive, structured setting that helps them address their needs and develop the attitudes and skills needed to make responsible choices, avoid negative behaviors, and become productive, connected, and law-abiding citizens.
Note:As referenced in JJR 8.08, youth diagnosed as having co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions should receive integrated treatment either directly or through active involvement with a cooperating service provider.
Interventions are based on evidence or clinical practice guidelines, where they exist, and are appropriate for youth.
Youth are helped to:
identify situations that prompt substance use; and
develop healthier ways of responding to those situations.
Medical needs are addressed directly or through an established referral arrangement.
Examples: Needed medical services may include: medical detoxification, medication monitoring and management, physical examinations or other physical health services, laboratory testing and toxicology services, and other diagnostic procedures.
A licensed physician, or another qualified health professional, with experience, training, and competence in engaging, diagnosing, and treating alcohol and other drug problems, is responsible for the medical aspects of substance use or dependency treatment, including:
making decisions about the appropriate level and intensity of care and treatment;
prescribing and/or supervising medication, including appropriate monitoring and administration of pharmacotherapy for youth with co-occurring conditions; and
providing or reviewing diagnostic, toxicological, and other health related examinations.
Youth are engaged in treatment for a sufficient length of time to attain recovery and promote positive behavioral change.