This residential alternative is located at the main campus in Oxford. The youth are clothed in military style uniforms. Their daily activities are highly disciplined, emphasizing physical conditioning and work. Their education, GED prep and vocational classes, are offered by the Oxford Community Schools.
When needed, Crossroads for Youth makes available to youngsters preparation for independent living. Program emphasis is on instilling self-control and shaping behavior, along with group and family therapy. Currently, the typical length of stay in the Achievement Center Program is 4 1/2 months, followed by reentry aftercare.
Youth selected are male delinquents, 15 1/2 to 17, who have been adjudicated. Emphasis is on selecting delinquent youth with no significant mental health or substance abuse problems.