The CAP unit’s 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. The three-week evaluation process includes medical, psychological, behavioral, educational/vocational, and sociological. Following the evaluation, CAP staff meets to discuss and identify treatment and mental health needs, and determine length of stay, classification level, parole plan details, and placement recommendations.
Placement recommendations at the conclusion of the evaluation phase may include referrals to one of our Community Placement Programs (CPPs) in an effort to keep the resident closer to his/her home community. The CAP unit maintains case management responsibilities for juveniles throughout their direct care stay.