Residential Juvenile Justice

We serve repeat juvenile offenders who are at risk of being placed in a detention or youth development center – or who are leaving a residential placement but cannot live safely at home. Our staff is trained in a values-based model of care to effectively help young people break old habits and learn new skills, catch up in school, and set positive goals for themselves.

These co-ed group homes serve boys and girls whose repeat offenses are leading them toward more serious involvement in the juvenile justice or adult corrections systems. Referred by juvenile court counselors, they stay for six to eight months, learning to accept authority and take responsibility for their actions. They volunteer in the community and earn privileges like home visits or field trips through good behavior. They study every day in our on-site classrooms to catch up academically, sometimes improving by multiple grade levels.

Anyone who has lived in one of our multipurpose homes is eligible for higher-education scholarships and mentoring through our Hackley Education and Learning Program.

Locations:

Chowan home, Edenton
Hertford home, Winton
Macon home, Franklin
Robeson home, Lumberton
Wayne home, Goldsboro

These group homes serve teens who are on probation but cannot safely return home after leaving a youth development center or other residential placement. Referred by juvenile court counselors, they stay for six to 12 months, working to finish school, identify career goals, get a job, volunteer, earn a driver’s license, and learn to budget, cook and manage bills.

Anyone who has lived in our transitional living homes is eligible for higher-education scholarships and mentoring through our Hackley Education and Learning Program.

Locations:

North Hills home for females, Raleigh
Craven home for males, New Bern

These centers serve boys and girls with histories of mental illness, neglect, trauma, or substance abuse. Referred by juvenile court counselors, they stay 14 to 30 days for comprehensive testing and observation under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical case managers. They leave with a plan of care that maps out their strengths, areas of focus, goals, and services in their community that can help (therapy, counseling for substance abuse or mental health, educational/vocational training or other).

Locations:

Insight, Butner
Bridges, Winston-Salem
Western Area, Asheville

These homes provide a family setting and services for court-involved youth.

Methodist Home for Children works in partnership with the NC Department of Public Safety