Camp Outlook @ Connell

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Camp Outlook @ Connell is a behavior modification program located Franklin County, Washington [1]

The Basic Training Camp as they call it last 120 days.

They also run a transition program, which in fact is home-confinement in such a degree that the teenager will experience it as a continued confinement.

They state on the homepage:

Camp Outlook has been in operation since April, 1997, contracting with the State of Washington to provide juvenile services to male and female offenders aged 13-19. In that short time, the program has had very positive results with low recidivism rates. Recently Camp Outlook has been integrating high-risk youth, not committed to the State, into the Basic Training Camp program.

It means that youth not convicted in a court also can be detained at the facility.

Program structure

They use a level system with 4 Phases. Three of them are mandatory. All the detained teenagers start at Phase 1.

Phase 1: Males are forced to have their hair cut short, females are forced to have their hair are cut so it is above the collar. This phase last 30 days. During this phase they are forced to wear an uniform that sets them apart from the other detainees.

Phase 2 - level 1: This phase last 30 days.

Phase 2 - level 2: This phase last 30 days.

Phase 3: This phase last 30 days.

Phase 4: Voluntary "after-care" program. Are recommended to last 12 weeks after release.

Communication

Level 1: One phonecall after arrival and one letter outgoing per week is allowed. Unlimited letters screened letters incoming are allowed. There are no visitation during this 30 days.

Phase 2 - level 1: One family visit (or one phone call) and two outgoing letters are allowed each week.

Phase 2 - level 2: One phone call or one family visit and three letters are allowed each week.

Phase 3: One phone call or one family visit and three letters are allowed each week. A home-visit is also allowed.

Phase 4: This phase is voluntary but recommended. It runs in the home of the teenager for 12 weeks. They recommend:

A strict curfew should be established and enforced, with full time involvement (six to eight hours per day) in an established education/vocational program. Involvement in treatment, support groups, counseling, and physical exercise six days a week is recommended, along with periodic drug testing and community service.

Education

The educational program of the Camp is provided by the North Franklin School District.

References

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