The objective of each of the North Dakota Youth Correctional Centerís treatment programs is to provide a safe and secure environment to include the opportunity for incarcerated individuals to engage in treatment which intervenes in the thinking behavior and lifestyle associated with criminality.
The NDYCC Treatment Services programs focus on criminal attitudes and behaviors with an additional emphasis on recovery and transitions issues. The approach is holistic and includes a variety of disciplines to assist youth with issues of substance abuse, criminal thoughts and behavior, stress and violence, lifestyle (work, leisure, and health), and spirituality.
The treatment environment includes areas of group counseling, individual counseling, substance abuse education, cognitive-behavioral classes, recovery and relapse prevention counseling, grief/loss counseling, victim impact programming, security intervention (gang) classes, physical fitness, spirituality, health and work. The composition of these programs allow for integration of learned concepts into applied behavior. Staff works together to assess progress, address behaviors, and solicit change. Significant focus is maintained on how behavior impacts others.
The diversity and reality of the therapeutic approach of new information and skills will enable each youth to think constructively, act responsibly and limit negative consequences for self and others.