Robert Shell Programs and Treatment

The diagnostic process is for youth adjudicated delinquent in the juvenile justice system who also has been determined by a risk and needs assessment to be high risk or has committed an act or acts of violence .  It consists of gathering legal, treatment, substance abuse/use and educational histories as well as family and peer relations.  It also includes their behavior and a battery of assessments, including a psychological evaluation, that are to be completed during the thirty (30) days.  Once completed all relevant parties conduct a multi-disciplinary meeting to provide a recommendation to the courts. 

The unit manager supervises treatment teams to ensure all treatment programs and thirty (30) day diagnostic evaluations are completed.  They also serve as the primary contact for all entities related to each resident’s program needs.  The treatment team is comprised of one unit manager or case manager who will be the team lead for two (2) corrections counselors II’s and three (3) corrections counselors I’s including a recreation counselor.  Treatment staff is charged with the task of ensuring each resi-dent receives thorough case management services.

The Intake and Assessment Unit is a 5 bed unit that houses adjudicated adult residents committed to DJS custody. 
Once committed to DJS, they will be scheduled for an available bed. Each youth will receive a series of assessments which will produce recommendations for placement within DJS including individualized treatment needs.  Possible placements include Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center for maximum security, J.M. Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center for medium security, Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center for minimum security, Ron Mulholland Juvenile Center for our female offenders and the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center’s Gateway Program for sex offender treatment.