Although each program has expectations on length of stay, ultimately progression through the YOC’s programs are based on both individual and family participation.
No. The YOC is a private, non-profit agency that is set apart from the court, probation, and DCS.
All approved items will be communicated during parent orientation. When in doubt, call the supervisor of the program your child is participating in.
The YOC wants you, as parents, to be as involved as possible in your child’s treatment. An important part of this is knowing how your child is doing on a day to day basis. You are welcome to call and speak to the direct care staff or the supervisor on duty at any time to receive an update on your child’s behavior.
If your child has a doctor that they need to continue meeting with, you can call and notify the medical staff or the supervisor on duty of any appointments set and we will provide transportation.
Yes! The Youth Opportunity Center encourages visitation by the family of our residents and is an important part of the reunification process. Visitation is based on individual progress and the guidelines are reviewed during the parent orientation. Please note that our current visitation may differ due to COVID-19.
The YOC encourages parent/child communication as much as possible. Each program designates days and times when your child is able to utilize their phone time. These days and times will be communicated during parent orientation.
The YOC works very closely with parents and placing agents. All approved visitors are determined by the placing agent and communicated upon admission.
Home visits play an important role regarding you and your child’s reunification goal. When home visits begin and how long they occur are determined by the treatment team (guardian, child, YOC, and placing agent) and will be discussed and reassessed throughout your child’s stay at the YOC.
Please contact the Muncie Community Schools and request records by calling: 765-751-6011 ext. 3323. You may also reach the schools via fax: 765-751-6010.