Therapeutic Treatment Planning 

Treatment Planning:  Individualized treatment plans are completed by the assigned therapist in conjunction with the resident, supervising probation officer, and resident’s parent or primary caregiver within the first 30 days of admission. Individualized treatment goals and objectives are identified and delineated at this time.

Case (Treatment) Plan Reviews:  Review of individual treatment plans are effected every 90 days, with joint participation of the resident and are provided for further review to the parent and assigned probation officer. Progress toward treatment goals and objectives is narratively described and numerically rated within this case (treatment) plan review. Goals and objectives may also be added, modified, or continued.

Monthly Progress Reporting: In addition to the Initial Treatment Plan and subsequent Case (Treatment) Plan Review, therapists also provide the referent probation agency with a monthly progress report delineating the resident’s interim progress and clinical (outlook) prognosis.

Therapeutic Progress It is important to note, that therapeutic and behavioral progress are not always positively correlated (i.e. good therapeutic progress does not automatically ensure immediate improved behavior). In some instances, a youth may exhibit an increase in acting out behaviors.

This may be in response to a number of issues; including being held in a highly structured and unfamiliar environment, being separated from significant family members for a protracted amount of time, and/or because of the emotional issues that are addressed in therapy related to past experiences of trauma and current criminal offenses.

Though the level system used here at RRJJC is a tangible mode of measurement for the courts and judicial system, we encourage probation departments to consider all of the dynamics of the therapeutic process in understanding a client’s behavior while enrolled in the program.