Programs & Services

Counseling Services

All detained youth have access to general in-house individual and group counseling sessions on a daily basis. All staff is trained in positive behavior modification techniques designed to facilitate a safe and secure environment. Community behavioral health specialists may continue their professional relations with detained youths through court recommendation and appointment only.

Education

Our facility is fortunate to have two certified Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School teachers who provide 5.50 hours of educational instruction per day. The Youth Services School is on a traditional school system schedule and follows this schedule accordingly. Grades are recorded and returned with the youths to their home schools. GED preparation is also available for students who are detained for longer periods of time.

Health Care

Correct Care Solutions (CCS) is a healthcare provider specializing in correctional populations. Routine healthcare services are provided onsite to all detained juveniles. Services are provided by a Physician, Registered Nurse, and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Non-psychotropic medications can be provided by CCS as needed. All medications are administered by CCS twice per day. Emergency services are referred to our on-call specialist, seven days a week, 24 hours a day and routed accordingly. If necessary, juveniles are transported to area hospitals for medical treatment. Health Records can be provided to court officials with a release of information form.

Psychological Evaluation

Testing can be performed at the facility by community professionals of the Court’s choice. Appointments can be coordinated through the Youth Services Senior Social Worker.

Substance Abuse Assessment and Evaluation Services

Insight Human Services offers the following programming:

  • Substance abuse assessment and evaluation using the GAIN Q.
  • Substance abuse groups
  • Drug awareness groups
  • Anger management groups
  • Urinalysis at the request of the Court Counselor
  • Individual substance abuse counseling for detained drug court participants

Nutritional Programming

The Center's meals are catered in by Forest Heights Independent Living facility. Juveniles are provided with three nutritionally-balanced meals each day and a nightly snack.

Health Education

Specialists in the field of health education visit the facility on a bi-weekly basis. Youths are encouraged to be responsible for their health by knowing how to protect themselves from various community health threats. HIV testing is available.

Gang & Delinquency Prevention Initiative

Youth Services has developed a unique three-fold Gang & Delinquency Prevention Initiative. The program is designed to bring about positive social change by helping youth learn empowering skills that will assist them in the abandonment of delinquent lifestyles.

There are three areas of focus. First, Project Restoration involves a one-time session for referred youths, who due to their behaviors, are in danger of being detained. Program topics covered in each session are gang involvement, healthy choices, and identifying family strengths. Parents/guardians must accompany the youth to the session which last about an hour. Recommendations for this program are received from judges, court counselors, and law enforcement. Parents are also welcome to call directly to schedule a session. This is not a scared straight program.

Secondly, in an effort to assists community leaders in the eradication of gangs; self-reported gang involvement statistics are being tracked on each detained youth. Thirdly, the Center has plans of adopting the ARISE gang prevention curriculum specializing in practical life skill lessons. This programming will be implemented throughout the Center, and all staff will be certified to use it. This is included within our school program.

All programs and services are available to any County that is serviced by our facility.

 

Tour the Facility

  1. Front Entrance
    Front Entrance

  2. Juvenile Day Area
    Juvenile Day Area

  3. Indoor Recreation Area
    Indoor Recreation Area

  4. Dining Room
    Dining Room

  5. Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks.  Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from 
	this location.)
    Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks. Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from this location.)

  6. Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room
    Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room

  7. Girl's T.V. Area
    Girl's T.V. Area

  8. Boy's T.V. Area
    Boy's T.V. Area

  9. Control Room
    Control Room

  10. Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay.  Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC 
	School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)
    Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay. Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)

  11. Computer Lab
    Computer Lab

  12. Outside Recreation Area
    Outside Recreation Area

  13. Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.
    Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.

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