Youth Treatment Program

YRTC-K treatment for its youth is provided in the following areas:

  • mental health/social services;
  • problem solving;
  • education;
  • pre-vocational exposure and training;
  • social skills;
  • drug and alcohol assessment/education/treatment;
  • sexual trauma;
  • recreation; and
  • religion.
Youth Playing Football

The courts send youth under the age of 18 to YRTC-K for an unspecified amount of time.  The youth must be released on or before his 19th birthday.

When youth arrive at YRTC-K, staff completes an assessment that includes:

  • social history and placment recommendations;
  • psychological and personality tests, and;
  • assessments in:
    • chemical dependency;
    • academic;
    • vocational; and
    • medical.

This assessment, along with current behavior analysis, leads to development of an Individualized Treatment Plan for each youth.

The Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) involves the youth's physical, emotional, religious, educational and social development.  The YRTC-K uses the plan to provide services and treatment to meet the youth's needs.  The YRTC-K and the youth's Children & Family Services Specialist design the youth's ITP.  Successfully returning the youth to the community is the goal of the ITP.  The YRTC-K involves youth in numerous community service projects.  Youth experience positive contribution to the community through service work in order to promote the same behavior during their adult life.

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