Jack Ledden, Deputy Director of Residential Services, oversees the division which is responsive to the needs of juvenile offenders and their families and directs the development of standards ensuring public safety and the provision of appropriate services to offenders, both while committed to the Juvenile Correctional Centers (JCCs) and when transitioned into the community.
The Residential Services section is composed of:
- Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center and Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center - The JCCs are secure facilities operated by DJJ where 24-hour a day care is provided to juveniles committed to DJJ after they are processed by the Central Admission and Placement (CAP) unit. Residential Program Manager Joyce Holmon supervises both facilities.
- Central Admission and Placement (CAP) Unit - Established upon the closure of the Reception and Diagnostic Center (RDC), the unit is managed by Andrea McMahon, Administrative Program Manager. The core functions include the receipt and review of all commitment packets as well as the intake, orientation, and evaluation phase of a resident’s direct care admission.
- Health Services- Mark Murphy, Director of Health Services and his team initiate health and wellness practices for adolescents through patient education, individual therapy, and medical interventions return residents to the community in an overall improved state of health.
- Community Placement Program (CPP) - CPPs are highly structured, disciplined residential programs in JDCs for committed juveniles. A goal of the CPPs is to place residents closer to their home communities to facilitate an easier transition after release. CPPs focus on addressing specific treatment needs and risk factors and developing competency in the areas of education, job readiness, and life and social skills.
- Secure Detention Facilities - Detention facilities (also called homes or centers) are community-based, residential facilities that provide temporary care for youth requiring secure custody pending court disposition or placement, or who are placed in the facility by the court as a sanction once found guilty of an offense. These are operated by the local jurisdiction, not DJJ; however, DJJ is the regulatory agency that ensures the facilities are being operated within state guidelines. While detention is meant to be a short-term predispositional placement, detainees participate in structured programs including school, recreational activities and, in some facilities, limited therapeutic activities.