Juvenile courts, the Division of Child and Family Services, substance abuse treatment providers, and prevention specialists may refer male or female teens to DYS for an assessment. Eligible youth are assessed by ROAR clinicians, and if found to meet specific criteria, will begin the 90-day residential program at no cost to the youth or their family. While the state covers the cost of the program supported by a federal grant, families must provide Medicaid or private insurance coverage to cover the cost of any off-campus medical needs.
After successfully completing the residential part of the program, youth will receive six months of aftercare. That will include support from peers who have successfully recovered, practical strategies they can use to prevent recurrence, and follow-up therapy services.