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Woodland Hills: Juvenile Justice Services

When an adolescent is acting out, it is sometimes easier to focus actions, instead of the why.  

For decades, we have been known as a leader in the field of juvenile rehabilitation and helping youth redirect their path to a successful future. Today, we use trauma informed practices to meet the needs of youth through residential program options designed for boys and girls ages 12–18 (up through age 21 under Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction).

Chisholm 30 —Our short-term residential program for males and females. The program stresses accountability for behavior and emotional management in order to reduce the need for further out-of-home placement. This gender responsive program challenges youth and teaches responsibility through its cognitive behavioral approach. Youth must be court or social service placed into the program.  We offer a 14-20 or 21-30 day program option
90/120 —A short-term intervention is offered to youth for 90 to 120 days that focuses on behavior management, thinking errors, skill-building and, if needed, treatment for substance abuse. Youth are challenged to take personal responsibility for their actions and develop, along with practice pro-social skills that include an introduction to an anger management curriculum.
Residential Treatment:  —This program is a resource for adjudicated and social service-placed youth in need of services to address behavioral, emotional, chemical and mental health needs. Gender responsive programming uses an individualized treatment plan to identify and address criminogenic risk factors, utilizes evidence based practices, and empowers youth to invest in the process of change.
Community Transition —Offers a healthy living environment for young men to transition back into the community. The program teaches youth skills needed to live independently and offer services that address education, employment and life skills.

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HOW TO ENROLL 

WOODLAND HILLS: JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES

The enrollment process can begin one of two ways:

  1. Contact our admissions team directly at 218.623.6428 or email us here.
  1. You can also complete our Juvenile Justice Referral Form.

Note: Please provide assessment reports, social history, disposition report and discharge reports from previous placements. (Youth referred need to be peer-oriented, function above the 80 IQ range, be able to understand “cause and effect” relationships and be physically able to participate in work and recreational programming.)

ADMISSIONS/INTAKE PACKET

Prior to placement, a complete admissions/intake packet should be sent to our admissions office. The packet contains program information and consent forms for parent(s)/legal guardians and placing worker.

PROGRAM OPENINGS

Openings in our programs change often.

WOODLAND HILLS ACADEMY

academy-imageYouth attending our residential or day programs receive a full day of education in small classroom settings at our off-campus school. Students follow Independent School District (ISD) 709 curriculum and receive instruction from ISD 709 special education certified instructors. Coursework is tailored to individual need and achievement level using Individual Education Plans where applicable.

  • Core subjects are taught and students also enjoy physical education and career exploration
  • Title One services are available in the areas of math and language arts
  • Students have the option of credit recovery
  • A six-week summer school session follows the traditional school year calendar