CENTER FOR ADOLESCENT SERVICESs
333 Access Road
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
The Center for Adolescent Services (CAS) was completed in the fall of 2000 and officially dedicated on May 16, 2001. The facility is located in the Village of New Lebanon, Ohio and is a co-educational secure residential correctional/treatment facility. The building is designed with a capacity to serve 40 boys and 10 girls.
This highly structured program provides a safe and secure learning environment for youth adjudicated of felony offenses. Youth participate in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program stressing pro-social skills, self-discipline, and personal responsibility. Treatment modules target thinking patterns, relapse prevention, understanding one’s personal, social and family history, developing new habits of thought and action, values exploration and clarification, restitution and victim empathy. Treatment is delivered through a combination of individual, group and family counseling. In addition, youth must participate actively in a year-round academic program in which credits are earned and transferred to their permanent academic record. Additional services provided for all youth include medical and health services, daily recreation, food services, vision screening, dental services, custodial services, and a program of aftercare.
CAS continues to be accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA Accreditation is a system of verification that correctional agencies/facilities comply with national standards promulgated by the American Correctional Association. The advantages and benefits of accreditation are numerous and include (1) the assessment of a facility's strengths and weaknesses, (2) the identification of obtainable goals, (3) the implementation of state-of-the-art policies and procedures, (4) the establishment of specific guidelines for daily operations, (5) aid in the defense of frivolous lawsuits, (6) an increase of community support and, (7) a higher level of staff professionalism and morale. Accreditation is achieved through a series of reviews, evaluations, audits and hearings.
Main Number: (937) 687-9427
Fax: (937) 687-0112