Low-Moderate Risk; Staff Secure; Males and Females


  • Youth with criminal charges through juvenile court and/or probation violations
  • Victims of physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or neglect
  • Non-violent youth and/or status offenders
  • History of truancy
  • Youth placed due to crisis situation in their family/home

The Emergency Shelter programs offer emergency, short-term placement twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. These youth require emergency placement to help ensure safety until a long-term plan can be developed. Youth may be placed by the Department of Child Services or Juvenile Probation pending resolution to an immediate crisis situation within the family or the home, pending the outcome of a court hearing, awaiting foster/relative home placements, returning home and/or pending other treatment options. Youth placed in the ES may exhibit signs of trauma, depression, and anxiety as they transition into this new setting. The YOC will provide a safe, nurturing environment to assist youth with their identified needs during this “crisis” period. Youth may be placed in the ES program for up to 20 days; however, special waivers to extend the ES placement may be approved by DCS on a case-by-case basis.