Vermilion County Juvenile Detention Center Counseling

500 E Fairchild, Suite A-1
Danville, IL 61832

(217) 446-1078

Wendy Barnes, M.S.Ed.; Kleppin and Associates

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Juveniles who are detained in the Juvenile Detention Center have access to a service designed to assist the juveniles' adjustment to the facilities expectations, monitor and address mood and behavior, assist staff in assessment of risk of harm, and assist youth to be more successful when they leave VCJDC. 

The goals of the program include stabilizing the youth, reducing the risk of self-harm or harm to others, and strengthening willingness and skills to decrease illegal, inappropriate, harmful behaviors after release.

The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board provides funding for a mental health counselor to provide services for juveniles whose mental health needs are not otherwise met at the Detention Center. 

The mental health counselor meets regularly with VCJDC staff and other providers to identify recipients for this service.  Staff at the VCJDC are also able to provide her with updates for those who have longer stays at the facility.