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  Phillip M. Costello Preparatory Academy  
  800 Carranza Road
Tabernacle, N.J. 08088
Superintendent: Darien Ingalls
Phone: 609-268-1440/268-1424
Fax: 609-268-3079
 
  The Phillip M. Costello Preparatory Academy is located in Tabernacle, New Jersey. Costello Prep services 30 male youth between the ages of 15 to 20 with a history of substance abuse.  
  Costello Prep serves residents on both probationary and/or committed status with a length of stay between 9-12 months. Costello Prep provides a safe and structured environment, which places an emphasis on substance abuse treatment, education, respect, responsibility, accountability and good-decision making. Residents are admitted into the program after an interview process arranged by the family court of their home county or designated by the classification unit within the Juvenile Justice Commission.
 
  While at Costello Prep, residents engage in educational, therapeutic care, community outreach, and recreational activities. The Costello Prep staff that support the various components of the program include: Substance Abuse Counselors, Educators, Social Workers, Direct Care Staff, Trade Instructors, Psychologists and Medical Staff.  
  Costello Prep provides clinical services for each resident, which begins with an intake assessment that helps identify areas for support. The development of the juvenile is addressed by a cognitive-behavioral treatment focus, New Freedom, a cognitive-based social learning curriculum delivered within the structure of an adolescent therapeutic community. Each resident also participates in case action planning, which targets goals specific to individual needs. Costello Prep reviews each resident and their plan for progress on a monthly basis. Residents of Costello Prep also participate in individual and group counseling which supports good decision-making.  
  The residents of Costello Prep are also active members of the community and regularly participate in outreach and recreational activities. Outreach activities are orchestrated through the Restorative Justice Unit within the Juvenile Justice Commission. Residents are also able to earn the opportunity to participate in constructive recreational activities. All recreational activities are designed with purpose and promote healthy interaction.  
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