The Orange Youth Academy is a 48-bed, hardware- and staff-secure program for males between the ages of 14–21. The program currently offers 16 beds to serve the needs of youth adjudicated to non-secure treatment services. The program provides Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS) and evidence-based practices, which incorporate the principles of restorative justice.
The goal of the program is to provide an environment that offers vast opportunities for personal growth and fosters feelings of safety and well-being. Youth participate in daily psychotherapeutic services, seven days per week, including group and individual counseling and cognitive skills training sessions, as well as educational and recreational services.
Family involvement is an integral component and is achieved through family counseling, visitation, and Family Day events. Clothing and uniforms are provided by the program. The anticipated, average length of stay for each youth is 9 to 12 months.