Detention Services

Dallas County - Post Adjudication

Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center - 2600 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 698-2200

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Residential Drug Treatment (RDT)
The RDT program can serve up to 40 male residents ages 13 to 17 years of age. Each resident participates in daily drug treatment counseling and cognitive self-change groups. The RDT treatment team consists of juvenile probation officers, a clinical supervisor (Master's level therapist), a clinical coordinator (Master's level therapist) and Drug Intervention Specialists, who have obtained credentialed counselor status as licensed chemical dependency counselors. All residents receive intensive individual and family counseling. The average length of stay in the program is 3-6 months. Upon discharge, residents are provided with follow-up outpatient services.

Successful Thinking and Responsible Sexuality (STARS)
The STARS Program can serve up to 40 male residents ages 13 to 17 adjudicated for sexually related offenses. The goal of the program is to assist youth to develop healthy and responsible patterns of thinking and behavior and to learn how to control sexual feelings in healthy, responsible ways. Relapse prevention techniques are a part of individual therapy sessions as well as group therapy and family sessions. The program highlights successful social skills and concepts for change and rehabilitation (e.g., honesty, tolerance, empathy, anger management). STARS residents are required to take and pass polygraph examinations at various points throughout their treatment. They also have the opportunity to participate in furloughs and overnight home visits to improve relapse prevention planning and execution. The treatment team for the STARS program consists of therapists, juvenile probation officers and the clinical coordinator. The average length of stay in the STARS program is 9 - 12 months. All residents must complete at least the Senior Level of their individualized treatment program in order to be eligible for release.

Healing By Opportunities & Positive Experiences (HOPE)
The HOPE Program, which began in February 2022, shall provide residents with safe, secure, and structured residential treatment care and supervision. Residents in the HOPE Program focus on emotional stabilization and mood regulation skill sets to prepare for transition from a secure setting to a less secure setting. Residents in the HOPE Program range from ages 13 to 17 years. Residents of the HOPE Program shall attend the Academy for Academic Excellence (AAE). Additional programming shall include: individual, group and family counseling, daily large muscle exercises, recreational activities, spiritual support, and life-skills training in a cooperative learning format.  

The HOPE Program may accommodate as many as 8 residents. On average, residents are in the program up to 180 days, dependent upon the resident’s progress.        


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