How to Make a Referral
Referrals may be directed to each school's Admissions Department or to the Community-Based Service Programs. You may reach us via phone, fax, mail, or email. In order to expedite your referral we request the following information be submitted for review: youths’ demographics, background information, past placement history and reports, psychiatric/psychological evaluations if applicable, and court documents. After reviewing the information we may request to interview the youth face to face or by telephone. In most cases, a decision to accept or reject the youth will be made within 48 hours of initial referral.
Once the decision is made to accept or reject, an admissions staff member will notify the referring worker by telephone with the decision and will send written verification of the decision by mail. If a child is deemed acceptable, the referring worker will receive a set of consent forms, a worker questionnaire and visitation policy that must be reviewed, completed, and signed by the parent/guardian and/or worker, and returned to the Admissions Department prior to admittance. A projected admittance date will be discussed via telephone between an admissions staff member and referring worker.