Key Team Members

Christy Satterfield - Provider Relations Specialist

Donald Reuss - Senior Director Provider Network

Krista Hiatt - Chief - District 22

Scott Perry - District 23

Lisa Garland - Chief - District 24

Ronn Abernathy - Chief - District 25D

Sylvia Clement - Chief-District 28

Rodney Wesson - Chief-District 29

Dianne Whitman - Chief - District 30

Jeremy Bricker - Family Preservation Services

George Edmonds - Youth Villages

Greta Metcalf - Meridian Behavioral Health

Matt Gaunt/Tammy Deitz - Barium Springs/Children's Hope Alliance

Ron Ross - Appalachian Community Services

Sandy Feutz & Bill Westel - RHA

Sarah Dunagan - Daymark Recovery Services

Vern Eleazer - Swain Recovery Center



Affiliated Counties:  Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey                                                                                                   

Other JJ Initiatives: Juvenile Justice Treatment Continuum (JJTC)

Screening Process: Any court involved youth or youth referred to Juvenile Justice for services are screened by the court counselor staff with the GAIN Short Screen. Those scoring any item under substance abuse, or a three or more overall on the GAIN SS are referred for a substance abuse/co-occurring mental health disorder comprehensive clinical assessment.  

Assessment Process: Each youth referred receives a comprehensive clinical assessment by Youth Villages utilizing the GAIN Lite along with a drug screening test. If youth have a DSM diagnosis for substance use or mental health, they are then referred to a JJSAMHP-involved provider for admission for substance abuse/co-occurring mental health treatment services. You can also be referred for Prevention Services or to other providers as indicated for residential or other specialized services or resources.

Treatment Process: Treatment is holistic, with family and community-based supports to “wrap” services around juveniles in ways to reduce/eliminate substance use and avoid future legal consequences. An array of services levels are available including ASAM Level I, II and III. Services are provided within culturally sensitive, motivational and recovery-oriented frameworks. Available treatment modalities include Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and sex offender treatment services.

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