Intervention is comprised of the medical, nursing, behavioral services and behavior analysis units. These units work together to ensure comprehensive care for residents within Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center (JCC). Our work begins when residents arrive at Bon Air JCC.

Medical Unit

We assume medical responsibility for our residents the day they arrive, and ensure that they receive community standard of care throughout their stay with us. New residents are given comprehensive medical, dental, and psychological evaluations. During their stay, we provide all the medical care that you would normally expect from your family physician. The unit consists of one full-time MD, one nurse practitioner, and one full-time dentist. We contract with a psychiatrist who along with our nurse practitioner provides psychiatric assessment and care. When residents need specialist level care, we work with local providers to ensure that the appropriate offsite care is provided. At discharge, we provide a minimum of 45 days’ worth of all medications a resident is currently taking to ensure that discharge does not adversely affect a resident’s health.

Health Services

Nursing Unit

In Bon Air JCC nursing care is provided through licensed RNs and LPNs working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Nurses are an integral part of the multidisciplinary teamwork at Bon Air JCC.

Nurses are responsible for:

  • Seeing residents in scheduled clinics and for emergency and urgent care
  • Providing health education to residents
  • Triaging residents for acute and chronic conditions
  • Consulting with medical providers regularly regarding the care of the residents
  • Coordinating and assisting the providers with medical, dental, and psychiatric clinics 3-5 days a week
  • Holding a nurse-run clinic (sick call) seven days a week
  • Providing medications as ordered by the physicians, dentist and nurse practitioner

Behavioral Services Unit

The Behavioral Service Unit (BSU) is composed of clinical treatment staff with a minimum of master’s level of training in social work, psychology, and counseling. The BSU is responsible for:

  • Providing mental health, aggression management, sex offender, and substance abuse treatment services both individually and in group settings
  • Implementing clinical treatment programs that are evidence-based or informed
  • Providing family therapy to residents and their families
  • Providing psychological evaluations of residents
  • Developing treatment plans in accordance with residents’ needs
  • Conducting assessments to determine residents' existing mental health needs and exit risk assessment evaluations to aid in determining transition needs relative to a successful reentry to the community

Behavior Analysis Unit

Behavior analysis is a scientific discipline that focuses on describing, understanding, predicting and changing behavior. Our Behavior Analytic Team coaches Yvonne B. Miller High School (YBMHS) administrators, staff, and students to develop evidence-based, data-informed strategies with the goal of increasing positive behavior, which ultimately improves our school’s learning climate and student academic performance.

We use a method called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a trauma-informed, multi-tiered support system that emphasizes social/emotional learning. Team members are licensed and board-certified behavior analysts, registered behavior technicians, and education support specialists.

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Model

Behavior Triangle

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, three-tiered framework that integrates all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes. When used as part of a multi-tiered support system, PBIS has demonstrated that it significantly improves student behavior, leading to improved academic performance and positive emotional growth (see links below).

To create and teach consistent behavioral expectations, YBMHS students and staff created the “Cougar Classroom.” The PBIS team meets monthly and includes staff volunteers from across YBMHS departments.