Monarch Academy


The Monarch Academy is an intensive treatment program for adjudicated youth ages 12-18 who continue to be involved with the Court after other Court interventions. The program targets criminogenic risk factors through cognitive groups and interventions; provides educational assessments, high school classes aligned with Midland Public Schools, credit recovery; and provides opportunities for strength-based activities.

The program emphasizes Respect, Responsibility, and Safety in all interactions and areas of the program. The cornerstone program is ART: Skill Streaming, Anger Control, and Moral Reasoning Training.

Youth are evaluated for mastery of these skills before moving on to each phase and discharge from the program.

The treatment team is comprised of the youth, parent, probation officer, therapist, point person and supervisor, and program administrator.

The treatment team meets for an initial meeting, an update meeting, exit, and transition meeting at the school the youth will be attending.

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Youth who attend the program are assessed as medium to high risk based on the Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) and have risk factors in education, family, substance abuse, attitudes, peers, or skills.

Individualized education and treatment plans target the risk and need areas and increase the protective factors in the youth’s life.

Length of time in the program is determined by risk factors and willingness to change.

How to Reach Jenny:

Jenny Draves

Jenny Draves

Monarch Academy Supervisor

3712 E Ashman St.

Midland, MI 48642


Phone:(989) 837-6087

Fax: (989) 837-6094

Hours: Mon-Fri (6 am - 7 pm)

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How to Reach Korey:

Korey Gillespie

Korey Gillespie, Director

Court Services & Program Development

3712 E Ashman St.

Midland, MI 48642


Phone: (989) 837-6091

Fax: (989) 837-6094

Hours: Mon-Fri (6 am - 7 pm)

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