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Youth Family Team Meetings

DYRS holds a Youth Family Team Meeting (YFTM) with the youth, the family, the case manager, care coordinators and other service providers. DYRS asks this group to come together to determine the best treatment and rehabilitation plan for the youth, based on his or her individual strengths and needs. Based on this input along with information about the youth’s offense and placement history, the case manager develops an Individual Development Plan for the youth. The Individual Development Plan describes the services the youth needs, such as tutoring, job training, or substance abuse prevention, and the progress the youth needs to make.