Sandhills EIGHT Counties

Key Team Members

Lucy Dorsey - System of Care Coordinator

Marsha Woodall - Chief-District 11

Randy Jones - Chief-District 16

David Wall - Chief-District 19

Richard Griffin - Chief-District 20

Bryan Dupree - Pinnacle Family Service

Crystal Morrison - Trinity Services

Jennifer LaBonte/Jerry Earnhart - Daymark Recovery Services

Robert Smith - Sandhills Behavioral Center

Shirlyn Smith - NC Families United Family Advocate

Megan Tarver - System of Care Coordinator


Affiliated Counties: Anson, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond

Screening Process: All Districts use the GAIN-SS and the Risks and Needs Assessment for screening of youth. Youth are referred for evaluations by court counselors based on screening indicators that reflect a need for assessment and possible treatment service. If a youth comes to the attention of DJJDP already in services with a treatment provider, the DJJ Court Counselor reviews current services with provider and family to determine if the current level of care is meeting client needs. If youth is not connected to another treatment service, a referral is made to Daymark Recovery. A referral form and consent form are sent to the Daymark single portal contact.

Assessment Process: If a youth does not have a clinical home then he/she is referred to one of the JJSAMHP providers where they will be administered the GAIN, the CBCL, OR THE BASC-2. The youth is then given a comprehensive clinical assessment and may get a psychiatric assessment if indicated. Treatment recommendations are based on assessement results. The guardian has the option to receive service from the provider performing the assessment or be referred to any provider in the MCO network. If the youth is already involved with another treatment provider than a JJSAMHP provider, these providers base treatment recommendations on the outcome of a comprehensive clinical assessment they perform. The goal of the JJSAMHP management team is to promote the use of evidenced based assessment by all providers of services to DJJ involved youth. 

Treatment Process: Treatment services are determined through a comprehensive clinical assessment and must meet medical necessity as determined by the assessor and MCO. The treating provider serves as the clinical home for the referred youth. The clinical home is responsible for coordination and facilitation of Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings. Children receiving enhanced or residential services have monthly CFT meetings. Decisions about treatment are made in collaboration with the family. Family Advocates are available if needed by the family.

Visit Their Website: Sandhills Center for MH/DD/SAS