The CHD Assessment Program “begins with the end in mind”, providing 24-hour, seven-day a week, secure, residential services, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans for adolescent boys who are newly committed to the Department of Youth Services (DYS). The program offers these youth a comfortable and respectful living and learning environment, as well as a range of academic and recreational activities to supplement its sophisticated psychological services. Over the course of 30 days, a comprehensive assessment is completed, providing DYS with a road map to assist each youth to be successful and avoid reoffending behavior, living a meaningful life when they return to the community. The assessment seeks to identify root issues that contributed to the youth’s commitment to DYS, and to provide DYS, the youth and his family with detailed recommendations. It includes placement and treatment recommendations, but more importantly brings to understanding who the person is, their strengths and needs.