The program at the YDC is administrated by a group of highly skilled, treatment- oriented staff. It is a program that is intended to keep the youth safe and secure, ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect, and one in which all youth are motivated to begin the process of self- evaluation and betterment.
Medical services are provided by licensed, board certified physicians. Physical health services that are provided are of routine nature to ensure optimal quality of health care, including the administration of physical exams, medication monitoring, and assessment of non- emergency injuries that may have occurred while in placement. A contracted psychiatrist is employed to monitor the administration of psychotropic medication and to attend to the emotional needs of youth in crisis. Dental services are provided for basic dental care. The YDC contracted doctors do not provide medical services above the usual and customary. Those services are out-sourced and the responsibility of the contracting agency.