Warren County Day Treatment provides opportunities for the students to catch up on their academics and counseling needs. Tuesday afternoon, the center held its second annual awards banquet featuring a play written and presented by the students.
“I really like it; it’s the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Seventeen-year-old Chucky Wells says Warren County Day Treatment changed his life.
“I never made good grades and was always getting into trouble and now I can focus on my life.”
Wells says he came to the center before Christmas after he had made some poor decisions. He says he would pick fights in school and argue with his teachers.
While he says that’s not a problem anymore, his superiors agree saying they see a big difference.
“They really are making a strong effort to turn things around in their lives.”
Director of Warren County Day Treatment, John Chapman says they have around 25 students ranging from 12 years old to 18.
Chapman says the goal for these kids is to have a successful future in and out of the classroom.
The average student takes around seven and half months to complete the program. Most of the students are referred through the Department of Juvenile Justice or the court system.
As for Wells, he plans to get his GED and enroll in the Army.