Adolescent Offender Program (AOP)

Hinds Behavioral Health Services’ Adolescent Offender Program (AOP) provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment to youth who have committed non-violent crimes. Youth will receive services via a day treatment model which includes an evidence-based treatment-oriented approach emphasizing family engagement. A master’s level therapist and program assistant provide AOP services at least two days per week for two hours each day up to five days a week for five hours a day. Specific program days/times will be reviewed during the initial assessment.


  • Youth (age 12-17) who have committed non-violent crimes, misdemeanors, or status offenses such as curfew violations or truancy and who have or who are suspected of having a mental health diagnosis, serious emotional disturbances, and/or a substance use disorder

We Offer

  • Mental health evaluations & medication management
  • Individual & family therapy
  • Alcohol & drug use disorder services
  • Referrals to case management, peer support, & other community resources


  • Improve coping skills for substance use, anger, depression, anxiety, and related issues
  • Reduce future interactions with the juvenile justice system

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