DACF operates Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs), as defined by the California Welfare and Institutions Code. We currently accept females and males aged 12-18, who have a history of delinquency, severe emotional disturbance, or who have been unsuccessful at a lower level of care. Unfortunately, we do not provide services to pregnant youths. We acknowledge that all of the girls and boys in our care are predisposed towards delinquency, and are at high-risk for recidivism following discharge. Our high staff-to-resident ratio ensures that all of our clients are properly supervised, and have access to an adequate support system in times of crisis.