Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1436FY0001

Behavioral Center for Severe Conduct Disorder Foster Care Youth












Paul Schauber L.C.S.W.


IMPACT Community Services, Inc.











Project Title:

Behavioral Center for Severe Conduct Disorder Foster Care Youth

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 11:16:07 AM












J. Alex Villalobos














Statewide Interest:

Florida's foster care system and providing effective programming for this is of a statewide interest













IMPACT Community Services, Inc.


David Custin


5631 NW 27th Court

Contact Phone:

(888) 487-0775



Lauderhill 33313

















Broward, Dade, Palm Beach














Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The 36-bed program shall provide Residential Mental Health Services within a Military Model to assist Foster care Males ages 13-18yrs of age.  Youth served present severe conduct disorders, multiple failed placements and continuous illegal activities with DJJ involvement or history. Population shall be referred by DCF, DJJ and through the court system. The program is designed to provide a restructuring of learned behaviors within a strict disciplinary structured environment including daily physical exercise, work skills development, and drills. This population shall be provided with the behavioral tools to effect a change in their attitudes, self-discipline and motivation towards building a foundation to become a productive, working members of society. The program shall provide on site schooling, therapy groups, individual therapy sessions, medical, psychiatric services, independent living skill building, and recreational activities.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






1.  Increase in academic attendance 100%

2.  Increase in academic grades  100%

3.  Post discharge for 12-month period no additional adjudication  65%

4.  Post discharge for 12-month period no Drug involvement by drug testing 80%

5.  Increase in Independent living skills acquisition through pre and post testing  80%

6.  Maintain post discharge academic level  80%

7.  Maintain post discharge placement for minimum of 6 months unless transferred by department  80%












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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



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Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Department of Children & Families needs' assessments and legal settlement in Broward County.











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?