Admission Criteria

YDC serves both males and females between the ages of 10-21, who are referred to us by either Juvenile Probation or the Office of Children, Youth, & Families.

Although lengths of stay vary on an individual basis, generally they are not to exceed 30 days, and provisions must be made by contracting agencies to ensure that youth are not detained unnecessarily or for inordinate amounts of time.

All youth admitted to YDC must be medically healthy and may not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Should a youth arrive at YDC for intake that presents with a medical emergency or appears to be under the influence, as assessed by a YDC staff member, he or she must be cleared by the proper authorities of all infirmities or influences prior to admission.