The goals of the program include stabilizing the
youth, reducing the risk of self-harm or harm to others, and strengthening
willingness and skills to decrease illegal, inappropriate, harmful
behaviors after release.
The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board
provides funding for a mental health counselor to provide services for
juveniles whose mental health needs are not otherwise met
at the Detention Center.
The mental health counselor meets regularly with VCJDC staff
and other providers to identify
recipients for this service.
at the VCJDC are also able to provide her with updates for those
who have longer stays at the facility.