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Level System Explanation: A.I.M. for Success

Lock Down

You are in locked isolation (lock down).

Wake Up Time 0630hours/6:30 a.m.
Bed Time 2030hours/8:30 p.m.
Shower Length 7 minutes
Recreation Time 30 minutes in length
Phone Calls You may received agency phone calls if your behavior is appropriate.

Level 1: Adjustment

You have less than $50.00 on your checkbook sheet.

Negative Checkbook Sheet Balance: If you are in the hole, you may be required to do assigned work and complete chores to earn positive feedback.  Positive feedback will be given for staying on task, following expectations (being responsible, respectful, and safe), working quietly, etc.

Positive Checkbook Sheet Balance: If you have positive balance, you will be able to purchase privileges according to your checkbook balance.

Wake Up Time 0630hours/6:30 a.m.
Bed Time 2030hours/8:30p.m.
Shower Length 7 minutes
Personal Visits 30 minutes in length
Phone Calls You may make/receive 5 phone calls per week.

Level 2: Improving

You are showing improvement in your behavior. Your checkbook sheet balance must be at least $50.00. You may remain outside your room for school, meals, and free time; etc. Privileges may be purchased according to your checkbook balance.

Wake Up Time 0630hours/6:30 a.m.
Bed Time 2100hours/9:00 p.m
Shower Length 8 minutes
Personal Visits 45 minutes in length
Phone Calls You may make/receive 5 phone calls per week.

Level 3: Motivated

You are motivated and have a check book balance of at least $100.00. You may be out of your room except during security procedures, bedtime or shift change. Privileges may be purchased according to your checkbook balance. You are eligible to be chore or shower captain and Youth Council Officer.

Wake Up Time 0630hours/6:30 a.m.
Bed Time 2100hours/9:00 p.m
Weekdays: You may have the option of paying $5.00 per half hour (maximum 1 hour) at staff’s discretion to stay up to assist with chores/laundry and purchase activities.
Weekends: You have the option to pay $15.00 and stay up 90 minutes/11/2 hours at staff’s discretion.
If you buy up, you will have the option to sleep in an extra thirty (30) minutes.
Shower Length 9 minutes
Personal Visits 1 hour in length
Phone Calls You may make/receive 5 phone calls per week

Level 4: Succeeding

You are succeeding in the program at DCYS and you have a checkbook balance of at least $150.00.  To earn this level you should be: Taking responsibility for your actions, demonstrating leadership, respectful behavior towards others, promoting a safe environment, and volunteering for chores. You must have been residing at the facility for at least two weeks; fill out a Level 4 application and receive administrative approval.  Administrative reviews of level requests are done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Level 4 Privileges

Wake Up Time 0630hours/6:30 a.m.    You have the option to sleep in at staff’s discretion.
Bed Time 2200hours/10:00 p.m. Lights may be kept on until 2230 hours/10:30 p.m.
Weekdays: You have the option to stay up, at staff’s discretion, until 2230 hours/10:30 p.m.
Weekends: You have the option of buying late night for $5.00/half hour when it is available.
Shower Length 10 minutes. You may take additional showers at staff’s convenience for no extra cost.
Personal Visits 1 hour and 15 minutes in length
Phone Calls You may make/receive 7 phone calls per week. You may make/receive phone calls up to 30 minutes before your bedtime excluding late night and at staff’s availability.

You may have an approved game in your room (with a deposit).

The game must be out of the room at the end of the shift and you will receive the deposit back.
(You may not have a game in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4)

You may have a radio in your room (with a deposit).  

The radio must be out of your room at the end of shift change and the end of 2nd shift for you to be eligible to receive your deposit back.
 (You may not have a radio in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4)
 

You may have a pencil and paper in your room (with a deposit).  

The pencil and paper must be out of your room at the end of shift change and the end of 2nd shift for you to be eligible to receive your deposit back.
 (You may not have a pencil and paper in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4)
 

You are not required to participate in quiet reading and may purchase activities.(Staff’s discretion)
You are allowed to have letters and pictures in your room during shift change and at night.
You are exempt from group consequences.
You may stand at the front of the food line and have the first opportunity to purchase seconds.
You have the first choice to be shower captain and youth council President.
You are eligible to be the leader of PT exercises.
You may wear your own tennis shoes. Shoes must be approved by a supervisor.

Level 4 Warning:

You may receive a level 4 warning for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  Once a warning is given, you continue to have level 4 privileges.  Level 4 warnings will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by administration. The warning is in place until reviewed and removed by Administration.  Administration reviews warnings and level requests on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  If another problem occurs while you are on a warning, you will be removed from level 4.

Level 4 Removal:

You may be removed from level 4 by staff for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  If the issue is serious enough, staff may remove you from Level 4 with no warning. Level 4 removals will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by administration.  After removal, you must wait a minimum of 7 days before you are eligible to reapply for level 4 again.

Level 5: Trustee

Level 5 is the highest attainable level at DCYS. At this level you have shown that you can succeed in the program. To attain level 5 status you should be: exhibiting outstanding behavior, taking responsibility for your actions and demonstrating leadership, and Demonstrating respectful behavior towards others. You must have at least a $300.00 balance on your checkbook, and fill out a level 5 application. Level 5 applications are voted on by all staff members.

Level 5 Privileges

Wake Up Time   0630hours/6:30  a.m. You have the option to sleep in at staff’s discretion.
Bed Time 2200hours/10:00 p.m.  Lights may be kept on until 2230 hours/10:30 p.m.
Weekdays: You have the option to stay up later, at staff’s discretion.
Weekends: You have the option of buying late night for $5.00/half hour when it is available.
Shower Length Unlimited. You may take additional showers at staff’s convenience for no extra cost.
Personal Visits 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.
Phone Calls You may make/receive unlimited phone calls. You may make/receive phone calls up to 30 minutes before your bedtime excluding late night and at staff’s availability.

You may have an approved game in your room (with a deposit).  

The game must be out of your room at the end of shift change and the end of 2nd shift for you to be eligible to receive your deposit back.
 (You may not have a game in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4/5)

You may have a radio in your room (with a deposit).  

The radio must be out of your room at the end of shift change and the end of 2nd shift for you to be eligible to receive your deposit back.
 (You may not have a radio in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4/5)

You may have a pencil and paper in your room (with a deposit).  

The pencil and paper must be out of your room at the end of shift change and the end of 2nd shift for you to be eligible to receive your deposit back.
 (You may not have a pencil and paper in your room if you have a roommate who is not on level 4/5)

You are allowed to have privileges i.e. games, and movies. (Staff’s discretion)
You are not required to participate in quiet reading and may participate in other activities.(Staff’s discretion)
You are allowed to have letters and pictures in your room during shift change and at night.
You are exempt from group consequences.
You may stand at the front of the food line and have the first opportunity to receive seconds.
You have the first choice to be shower captain and youth council President.
You are eligible to be the leader of PT exercises.
You may have two (2) mattresses in your room.
You may wear your own tennis shoes. Shoes must be approved by a supervisor.

Level 5 Warning:

You may receive a level 5 warning for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  Once a warning is given, you continue to have level 5 privileges.  Level 5 warnings will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by administration.  The warning is in place until reviewed and removed by Administration.  Administration reviews warnings and level requests on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. If another problem occurs while you are on a warning, you will be removed from level 5.

Level 5 Removal:

You may be removed from level 5 by staff for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  If the issue is serious enough, staff may remove you from Level 5 with no warning. Level 5 removals will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by Administration. You will be dropped to Level 4 or to a lower level depending on your behavior. After removal, you must wait a minimum of 7 days before you are eligible to reapply for level 5 again.