Services and Diagnostics



All referrals will be screened thoroughly by the YRC staff. The following assessments are currently used in our YRC programs:
The (JASAE) Juvenile Automated Substance Abuse Evaluation, Psychosocial Summary, YLSCMI, and CANS.Once assessments have been completed recommendations are made to the referring entity in regards to the level of participation of the youth.The assessments initiate service planning for the youth and is the mechanism that drives the treatment for the participants.Each participant will have a comprehensive service plan developed with the youth and the treatment team (family, youth, counselors, educators, probation, DHHR, other key players).
Transportation- provided by the Center to promote attendance and assist families
Meals are provided to the youth each day
Hours of Operation 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday
Community Service (nursing homes, parks/recreation, churches)
Tutoring and Homework provided to the youth




The following Reporting Centers have partnered with the local Board of Education to provide on-grounds schools services to the youth attending the program. Kanawha County,  Boone County, Marion County, Brooke/Hancock County, Wood County , Putnam County, Mason County. This allows youth to participate in a school setting with more one on one instruction and additional supervision. Centers without an on-grounds school assist with tutoring, work directly with the local schools, coordinate and link to GED prep and testing, and work with the families to identify any barriers regarding the youths educational needs.Counseling Services- both individual and supportive group are provided daily
Violence Intervention and Prevention
Unhealthy relationship behaviors can begin early and last a lifetime.
Adolescents and young adults are the primary victims and perpetrators of violence in our society. This violence includes aggressive behavior such as bullying and more serious acts such as assault, homicide, and suicide.
Participants learn to take responsibility for their own actions and resolving conflicts with positive communication skills. The program promotes nonviolent values and conflict resolution skills.


Parent Responsibility (Family) Counseling

This counseling provides parents with effective parenting skills designed for these at-risk youth. Parents are required to exercise beyond the most basic and minimal parenting supervision such as forbidding their children to keep and possess illegal weapons, drugs, etc. Specific parenting techniques are taught and parents are encouraged to use these parenting styles in a given situation. These methods go beyond a parent's responsibility to require the basic supervisory control as stated above. The goal of this service is to provide a plan to maximize each child’s development and to improve parent-child relationships whenever possible. Cognitive Behavior Intervention is also incorporated into this program.

Specific topics covered in group and individual counseling include:

Decision Making
Shop lifting
Life Skills
Substance Abuse Education
Smoking Cessation
Restorative Justice
Career opportunities and job related skills

Job Training and Employment Placement
Those participants who are eligible are referred to the Division of Rehabilitation Services for assessment of job development skills. A program is prepared to meet each juvenile’s individual needs and prepare them for the workforce. Assistance is also provided to procure employment, to enter college, or obtain a vocational skill. Workforce WV, HRDF, KISRA, Garnett and other vocational opportunities are explored as well.

Wrap Around Case Management Services

Case Management services are intended to offer support in terms of education, employment, housing, health, relationships, and accessing resources. Professional staff provides case management services to those youth referred to the program. Case managers perform assessments, plan and manage the youth’s services and care, conduct/facilitate treatment team meetings, address issues in the community, provide linkage to resources available to each youth, monitor each youth’s progress and areas of concern, in addition to the maintenance of positive behavior. Case managers integrate the standards of practice, develop case management methods and merit measurement in a multidisciplinary approach that includes all members of the treatment team in the promotion of quality of life.This includes our After Care services (CM) provided to youth leaving placement