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Gregory L. Alessi, Administrator
Phone: 248-858-1135
E-mail: alessig@oakgov.com


The primary goal of the Intake Treatment Services Team focuses on meeting the immediate needs of residents, while keeping in mind the welfare of the community. The Team assesses the needs for the resident to make desired behavioral changes, and guides and monitors the resident in terms of achieving those changes. Team members consider input of the referring agency or person (police department, Protective Services, parents or court staff), as well as the nature of the offense and the emotional and physical state of the youth at the time of admission.

The Team will orient the youth and family to the facility, assist them toward understanding the court process and, if necessary, prepare the youth for future out-of-home placement. Feedback is provided to the referring agency as to the resident's adjustment and progress as they relate to further casework/treatment planning.

Secure Detention: For males and females, age 12 through 17, who are awaiting court process or placement in a Children's Village treatment program or with other agencies, and have been deemed to be a risk to the community and/or themselves. Youths reside in one of two secure (locked) units and receive short-term services, including emotional and physical health assessment and treatment, and crisis intervention.

Shelter Care/Transitional: For males and females, age birth through 17, who have been temporarily removed from their own homes for reasons of parental neglect, dependency, or have been involved with the court for home or school difficulties, or may be awaiting reunification with family, foster care, or placement in Children's Village residential treatment program or another agency. Children reside in open (unlocked) living units and receive short-term treatment services.