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Washtenaw County Girls Treatment Program

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To jump ahead to more information on the Washtenaw County Girls Treatment Program's Referral process and Treatment options, please click the buttons below:

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To provide youth with a holistic approach to achieve belonging, generosity, independence, and mastery.


To make a difference by partnering with youth and families to empower them to live healthy and productive lives.

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Referrals must be made by a probation officer.  In order to begin the referral process, please follow these steps (you can click the numbers to jump to more detailed information pertaining to each step):

Button 1  Admission Criteria: Ensure that the referring youth meets the admission criteria listed below.

button template copy 2.PNG  Initial Referral Phone Call: Contact Treatment Program Manager Tanya Anderson by phone at: 734-973-4388 to complete initial referral phone call.

button template copy 3.PNG  Pre-Screening Documentation: Submit pre-screening documentation.  Instructions will be provided during initial referral phone call.

button template copy 4.PNG  Screening Process: After pre-screening documentation has been submitted, the screening process will begin.  This process includes an interview with the referring youth and family, assessment, and clinical impressions.  Eligibility will be deterimned within one week.

button template copy 5.PNG  Intake Documentation: If eligibility is approved, intake documentation will need to be submitted prior to placement of youth in programming.

button template copy 6.PNG Placement of youth in programming will be coordinated.


Admission criteria:

  • Females between the ages 13-17 and court involved.
  • Minimum IQ of 75
  • Participating in community-based services and non-compliant with the standard terms of probation.
  • History of one or more of the following: physical, sexual or emotional abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, domestic violence, impulse control issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and delinquency matters.

Initial Referral Phone Call:

Basic information will be collected by the Treatment Program Manager, including:

  • youth name
  • current address
  • parent/guardian name(s)
  • referring agent
  • referring agency
  • additional contact information

Screening date will be scheduled during initial referral phone call.

Pre-Screening Documentation:

  • Dispositional Reports
  • Psychological, Psychiatric, and Substance Abuse Assessments
  • School Records (report cards, IEP testing, and transcripts)
  • Medical History (medical documentation for asthma, allergies, and other special conditions)

Screening Process:

  • Interviews with Youth and Family
  • Assessment
  • Clinical Impressions

Intake Documentation:

  • Consent to participate in community-based activities
  • Medical and surgical authorization
  • Dental care (record of last appontment, if within the last 6 months)
  • Copies of insurance and social  security cards (front and back)
  • Release of information for previous medical and mental health providers
  • List of approved visitors and mail restrictions
  • Placement order and next hearing date

Placement of Youth in Programming:

Placement of youth in programming begins with youth orientation.  Family orientation will occur within the first week of the youth entering the program and may occur in person or via phone. 

Youth orientation will provide:

  • Orientation manual
  • Facility tour
  • Welcome kit
  • Introduction group
  • Parent/Guardian notification
  • Referring agent notification

Family orientation will provide:

  • Program overview
  • Visitation guidelines
  • Treatment expectations
  • Facility tour

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Treatment Options:

  • Short term: Stabilization program (3-6 months)
  • Long term: Behavioral modifications, cognitive reframing and sensory integration programming (6-9 months)

Creative, sensory-guided treatment approaches assist youth in building skills, techniques, and interventions that address and protect against further victimization and/or court involvement.  Individual, group, and family therapy will be provided in conjunction with community and recreational opportunities.

Research and evidence-based approaches are utilized to foster growth in the following areas:

  • Attachment
  • Independence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Social/Group Involvement
  • Cognitive Skill Development

Youth progress is measured through stage benchmarks, assessment, and observation.

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