The Program

The Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center (AJATC) is a secure residential treatment program for at-risk male and female youth that ensures public safety while promoting a normalized high school experience for its students. Through our Integrated Care Model, AJATC promotes student pride in their school, offers a safe environment and provides opportunities for positive change and the unlimited potential for achievement.

The Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center’s Integrated Care Model program includes:

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    Strengths-Based Approach.

    Begins with a foundation of safety, fostered through caring relationships with qualified, trained staff.

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    Comprehensive, Complete Assessments.

    Measures student risks, needs and strengths, so services are tailored to each individual.

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    Prescriptive, Individualized Treatment Plans.

    Provides cognitive-behavioral and trauma-informed care, individual, group and family therapy to address student risks and needs.

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    Skill Development.

    Academic, athletic, vocational and social-emotional skills fostered in a supportive, normalized environment.

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    Student Achievements.

    Credit recovery, GEDs, high school diplomas, enlistments, employment opportunities, scholarships and post-secondary education.

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