Providing Another Chance
Natchez Trace Youth Academy believes that all people have the power to change, and that’s the genesis of our Conduct Disorder & Juvenile Justice Program. When young men have had repeated interactions with the law and unsuccessful attempts at reform in other residential programs, it’s easy for them and their families to feel a sense of hopelessness and misdirection. At Natchez, we specialized in helping at-risk young men get back on track. The young men in our program often exhibit increasingly physical and verbal aggression and may be involved with gang violence and weapons. As a result, they typically have had multiple interactions with law enforcement and feel misguided about what the future holds for them. This program helps them find a new focus for their lives and allows them to start over.
Our program provides these young men with the structure and support they may not have had in previous situations. The staff at Natchez Trace works closely with them and their families to identify critical issues to work on and set appropriate goals to create meaningful changes. Through more education about mental health issues and intensive group and individual therapy, they can better identify the triggers that lead them to trouble, and find new ways to cope. In addition to therapy, we provide numerous educational opportunities for the students to make sure they have the intellectual and job skills they may need once they leave our care. This long term program usually lasts at least seven months, but the duration can vary based on patient progress and needs.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.