The Furlough Treatment and Rehabilitation Program is a short term in-custody program geared towards youth who are on furlough with the Aftercare component of Probation or have been committed to the Youth Detention Center by the Court. Youth committed for a furlough violation can stay 1-30 days. The emphasis of the program is on holding the youth accountable for their delinquent behavior while providing them the opportunity to participate in rehabilitative programming.
As part of their treatment youth participate in evidence based and best practices programming to examine attitudes and decisions. The use of journaling, self reflection, family interaction, and self assessment are some of the activities the youth participate in to not only prevent future criminal activity but to assist them with family, social, and educational components. The youth also participate in therapeutic sessions, relapse prevention, stress management, life and social skills, Alcoholic and Narcotic Anonymous classes, and frequent education components presented by volunteers and mentors. Additionally, the youth participate in daily recreation, social, and educational activities.
Once released from custody, the youth return to the Aftercare program where they are supervised and as a continuum of care they are offered on site, out of custody, mental health services. The continual ongoing services are in the best interest of the youth in an effort to prevent recidivism and assist them in becoming productive citizens in the community.