Crossroads for Youth is a private facility located in Oxford, Michigan. The campus includes a range of placement facilities, including Boys' Centers', the Girls' Center, and the Achievement Center.
Crossroads for Youth is licensed as a child care facility by the State of Michigan. The facility contracts directly with the court to provide the day student Achievement Center programs and also maintains a separate contractual relationship through the County Executive for the residential programs.
Day Treatment is an intermediate disposition for those youngsters who have difficulty succeeding in the community, but for whom residential care is not necessary. This is a six-day per week program, approximately 14 hours per day, with transportation provided to the youngster. The program includes remedial education, ongoing group therapy, and a strong parent-training component. Crossroads for Youth staff and the court caseworker work together to provide services to client families.
The Achievement Center is a youth residential alternative. Residents are clothed in military-style uniforms. Daily activities are highly disciplined, emphasizing physical conditioning and work. The youth's education, GED prep, and vocational classes are offered by Oxford Community Schools. When needed, Crossroads for Youth provides independant living preparation. The program emphasizes self-control and shaping behavior, along with group and family therapy.
The typical length of stay in the Achievement Center Program is 4 1/2 months, followed by re-entry aftercare. Youth selected for the program are male delinquents aged 15 1/2 to 17, who have been adjudicated. The program places emphasis on selecting youth with no significant mental health or substance abuse problems.