County gets $3 million for youth treatment program
November 2nd, 2012 - 8:38am
(Port Angeles) -- Clallam County Juvenile & Family Services has been awarded a three-year, three million-dollar grant to develop a new approach to treating kids and families addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The federal and state money will be used to start an adolescent co-occurring conditions treatment model.
Juvenile officials say this new treatment model will involve encouraging use of community resources and family participation to care for youth and families in recovery.
Juvenile services director Pete Peterson says the project moves away from treating addiction as an "acute condition" to developing a "chronic condition" approach.
Clallam County Juvenile & Family Services was the first Juvenile Justice Agency in Washington State to have its own Adolescent Behavioral Health Treatment Program.
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