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Annually, George Junior Republic provides behavioral and therapeutic treatment to over 1,000 delinquent and dependent boys from throughout the United States and Bermuda. Youth aged 8 to 18, from diverse backgrounds and with various behavioral and/or mental health issues, are placed at George Junior Republic. A court order is necessary for all youth to be admitted, with the exception of private placements.
George Junior Republic's Admissions Staff carefully review all referrals for potential success based on a variety of treatment guidelines. Referrals are initially made to one of five regional liaisons who review the records provided by the referring agency. Those referrals which are being considered for George Junior Republic's program are then interviewed to further understand the issues each individual youth presents and to determine each youth's suitability to George Junior Republic's programming. Referrals which present severe behavioral, psychiatric or medical concerns may then be reviewed with the Admissions Director and Vice President of Treatment as well as the Director of Medical Services and an on-staff Psychiatrist as needed. Every effort is made at the point of referral to determine the most appropriate match of each youth to the treatment services offered at George Junior Republic. Information requested at the time of referral includes:
If a youth is accepted and committed into one of George Junior Republic's seven programs, the following information will then be requested:
Although severe behaviors may eliminate a youth from being accepted, each case is reviewed on an individual basis. Preclusions to acceptance include a history of severely aggressive behaviors causing harm to self or others, fire setting, actively suicidal youth, sex-offenders, severe medical conditions, and IQs below 60.
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Donatucci, MSW, LSW