My internship, Friends of Youth, is closely connected with Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers and I therefore decided that would be a great place to learn more about incase I needed to refer any of my clients to them. In order to gain more information about Lakeside Milam I spoke with the administrator, Dan Labuda and the director of the inpatient facility in Burien, Mary Fredrickson. Dan provided me information about Lakeside Milam as a whole, while Mary gave me an intake look at inpatient treatment and gave me a tour of Lakeside Milam.
CM emailed Andrea Orlando (Daytop Program Coordinator) a copy of Dre’quan’s (youth) updated biopsychosocial (BPS) and court order. Ms. Orlando reported the clinical director will review youth’s documents and will determine admission date. Ms. Orlando will continue to keep CM updated regarding youth’s status. CM provided CM’s contact information.
This officer has had contact via face to face and phone with the mother, Ms. Evelyn Edwards. Discussions have taken place with her regarding Marquel’s Comprehensive Re-Entry Case Plan. She has participated in a video conference with Marquel since his commitment. She is aware of his placement in the Virginia Beach CPP Program. She has not visited him at the facility, but she has had contact with him via phone. She is currently unemployed. Upon Marquel’s release from DJJ, the anticipated parole plan (CRCP) will be for him to return to her home with intensive supportive services via 294 funding. Additionally, in the event this placement is no longer available, an alternative placement will be sought via 294 funding for a group home placement or
Youth is willing to reside with caregiver after completing program. CM was informed youth has been on day and overnight passes with caregiver. Youth continues to meet with Ms. Coviello (therapist) for individual and group sessions. CM was informed that youth is on phase 3 in the program and will transition from program once IIC is in place. Youth shared with the team her excitement to return home and look for employment and alternative education programs.
CM was unable to reach Ms. Williams (caregiver) in regards to 30 Day CFT meeting for Nsilo (youth). CM left caregiver a detailed message and reported CM will be on vacation on Monday, 8/7/17 for upcoming court hearing. CM requested to meet with the family prior to court hearing to conduct 30-day CFT meeting at the youth detention center located in Teterboro, NJ. CM provided caregiver with CM’s contact information.
Housing: Case Manager confirmed and verified that Ms. Williams has been attending housing meetings and that she has been submitting her weekly housing search logs. Ms. Williams has a City FEPS Voucher. Ms. Williams was escort it to go view an apartment by her assigned Housing Specialist and application was submitted. Case Manager encouraged to
MSTT met with Jake at the Valley Youth House to see how he was doing. Jake stated he is doing pretty good there because he has a lot more freedom there then he does at home. When asked what he means by that Jake explained his mother trys to control everything he does and at the Valley Youth house he as some freedom. MSTT and Jake discussed what his plans are once he returns home. Jake stated he does know at this time if he wants to go home. Jake explained Cody from CYS came to speak with him and explained to him he could be placed in a indenpedent living situation. Jake stated this is something he may be considering it because he's not sure if he wants to go home. MSTT will continue to meet with Jake and assess how he doing and develop a plan
CM contacted Ms. Feliciano (parent) to inform her that CM spoke to the IIC and B.A. regarding Devin’s transition. CM and Ms. Feliciano discussed Devin progress since CMO opened and Ms. Feliciano agreed to transition Devin out of CMO and link him to outpatient at Hoboken Medical Center or Jersey City Medical Center. Ms. Feliciano is aware that Devin next meeting on October 7, 2016 will be Devin transition/ IEP meeting. CM informed Ms. Feliciano of IIC and B.A. clinical recommendations.
Case management services were provided in garden Grove. Present at the meeting were WYP (Wraparound Youth Partner) Andy Ngo. Service minutes are high due to WYP Ngo attempting to meet the youth. WYP Ngo reminded the youth of the meeting during the after noon through a phone call. The youth acknowledged the meeting and will be waiting for WYP Ngo. WYP Ngo arrived at the youth’s home. WYP Ngo contacted the youth through a phone call, but the youth hung up on WYP Ngo. WYP Ngo waited for the youth to show up. WYP Ngo contacted the youth again, but the youth did not pick up. WYP Ngo contacted WCC (Wraparound Care Coordinator), WPP (Wraparound Parent Partner) Lyneth Torres, and SUP (Wraparound Supervisor) Sheila Gaston-Cruz to inform them the youth
Response: MHS explained the youth had several appointments with the foster care clinic, mental health and school. The youth’s medication was changed
UCM:CPSW received a text from Ms. Borkovec reporting that she has scheduled an appoitnemtns with Phyllis Wheatley and her first intake appointment is on11/29/16 at 3pm. Also, CPSW reminded Ms. Borkovec to schedule with her mental health assessment and let this worker know time and date for her 1st session. Goal 1-2
Client is a potential 2010E. Client was a transferred from Tillary Women’s Shelter and CM contacted Ms. Mary Wrights/CM Tel#718-855-7485 and requested copy of the client psychosocial and psychiatric evaluations. Client also reported she used to live in a SRO and she give up because she couldn’t afford the rent.
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:32 am, I was contacted by Juvenile Services at the Jefferson County Court House and requested to come to their office. Shannon a Juvenile Services case worker advised me she had a minor named Robert Cuevas in her office, and he wanted to make a statement in regards to a theft he was a suspect in (17-5089).
SOCIAL SUPPORT UPDATE: Client continues to report family members here in New Jersey, but she can’t live with them. Client mentions one of the residents in the “K” dorm sometimes appears to have a mental problem. Client report she gets along with residents in her “P” dorm. In the meeting she was talkative and talks over the CM.
Alternative programs for youth were developed for mild and less serious delinquents. Over the years, the program has seen a surge in electronic home monitoring, community intensive supervision programs which service serious offenders in addition to minor cases. At times, group homes may house repeated youth offenders. Regardless of the placement, 24-hour supervision is provided in a unique way.