Treatment Programs

Integrated Treatment Model

JR's Integrated Treatment Model is a research-based treatment approach that spans the JR continuum of care.  Engaging youth and their families in the treatment process is central to the ITM in both residential and aftercare settings.

All treatment programs utilized by Juvenile Rehabilitation are selected from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) Inventory of Evidence-Based, Research-Based, and Promising Practices for Prevention and Intervention Services for Children and Juveniles in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health Systems.  

The 2012 Legislature passed E2SHB 2536 with the intention that “prevention and intervention services delivered to children and juveniles in the areas of mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice be primarily evidence-based and research-based, and it is anticipated that such services will be provided in a manner that is culturally competent.”

Residential Care

The Integrated Treatment Model utilizes several different treatment programs in our secure facilities and community group homes which are described on this website.  The goal across these programs is to help youth assess their previous and current behaviors, and to encourage them to learn new skills that will help them return to their communities as safer community members more prepared to succeed than when they arrived.

Reentry Aftercare through Functional Family Parole Services

Functional Family Parole (FFP) is a family-focused reentry aftercare model that recognizes the vital role of family in helping youth reenter their communities, participate in pro-social activities, and reduce the likelihood of them re-offending. FFP is grounded in the same principles of the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model, which is a Blue Print Model Program and one of the most effective family interventions in Washington State.

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care (ACRA-ACC)

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach / Assertive Continuing Care (ACRA-ACC).  Note:  Model is used for youth with Co-Occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder.  Youth receiving these services must have received a substance abuse and mental health assessment.

Family Integrated Transitions (FIT)

Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) provides individual and family services to juvenile offenders with mental health and chemical dependency disorders during the period of transition of the youth from incarceration back to the community. The goals of the FIT program include lowering the risk for recidivism, connecting the family with appropriate community supports, achieving youth abstinence from alcohol and other drugs, improving the mental health status of the youth, and increasing prosocial behavior.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term, high quality intervention program with an average of 12 to 14 sessions over three to five months. FFT works primarily with 11- to 18-year-old youth who have been referred for behavioral or emotional problems by the juvenile justice, mental health, school or child welfare systems. Services are conducted in both clinic and home settings, and can also be provided schools, child welfare facilities, probation and parole offices/aftercare systems and mental health facilities.

Matrix Model Substance Abuse Treatment

The Matrix Model provides a framework for engaging stimulant (e.g., methamphetamine and cocaine) abusers in treatment and helping them achieve abstinence. Patients learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support from a trained therapist, and become familiar with self-help programs. Patients are monitored for drug use through urine testing.

Washington State Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

Aggressive behavior by children and adolescents continues to be a serious and increasing problem in our schools, on the streets, and in our communities. Aggression Replacement Training is a cognitive behavioral intervention designed to assist youth with aggression, reduce anti-social behaviors and offer an alternative of prosocial skills.