1830 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 256-5300   |   Fax: (602) 256-5301

Admissions and Referrals to the Youth Development Institute


The admissions and referral department at Youth Development Institute is available to assist you through normal working hours:

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Please contact Admissions Coordinator, Jarrod Medeiros, at (602) 256-5314.

The Admissions Coordinator can answer questions regarding admission policies, insurance, and provide information regarding the facility’s programming. Qualifying and disqualifying criteria for program acceptance can also be provided prior to the initial assessment. Our experienced staff will offer guidance and support throughout the referral and admissions process.

Referral Process

The referral process begins with initial inquiries regarding program services and bed availability made by the legal guardian, probation officer, or behavioral health network representative. Inquiries will receive a rapid response, which will generally be followed by the scheduling of a no-cost assessment. The assessment process involves a free, confidential, face-to-face interview with the referred child. Internal discussions amongst agency personnel will then occur to assist in making a final determination regarding program acceptance.

Following a determination of acceptance, an intake appointment will be scheduled for the child’s admission to Youth Development Institute. In the case that a bed within the appropriate program is not available at the time of acceptance, the child will be added to our internal waiting list until an admission can be scheduled.
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