Mental Health Services

 Dr. Joe Haas, Psychologist/Administrator
Paula Berry, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Services are provided to youth that are housed at Wittenberg Hall.  All youth, regardless of their mental health status, are provided the opportunity to speak with a Mental Health Counselor upon request and with the permission from their parent/guardian.  The counselor is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parents are encouraged to call Paula Berry, LCSW, at 325-7902 if they have mental health concerns for their child while in detention.

Detained youth receive a mental health screening (MAYSI) during the booking portion of their intake. The screening may trigger the need for further clinical evaluation, which is provided by a licensed practioner. This evaluation assists staff in determining the level of safety precautions needed by and individual youth while in secure detention.