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Connecticut Junior Republic 
Address: P.O. Box 161
Litchfield, CT, 06759
Description: The Connecticut Junior Republic is a youth services agency that has provided residential treatment and community-based services for delinquent and emotionally disturbed youth since 1904. Through its residential program in Litchfield, the Republic provides a unique opportunity for students who need intensive treatment and individualized special education. A new school building features modern classrooms designed to educate students individually and in small groups. Academic records and testing are carefully reviewed during the admissions process. Course selections in English, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics are matched to each studentís level. Classes in Physical Education, Health, Computer Literacy, Art, and Life Skills are also a part of each studentís curriculum, which also includes extensive recreational and athletic activities. All students are enrolled in one of seven vocational programs: Culinary Arts, Construction Maintenance, Creative Arts, Graphic Arts, Power Mechanics, Wood Technology, and Vocational Agriculture. Each vocational class includes theory, practical experience and job readiness. Educational and treatment choices are made by a team composed of teachers, youth counselors, family service workers, activity counselors and the program supervisors. Daily group therapy, as well as family and individual counseling, are provided. Medical, psychiatric, psychological, and substance abuse consultation complete the programís comprehensive services.

This program accepts day students and residential students referred by school districts. The program also provides services to residential students who have been placed by public agencies for other than educational reasons.  
Ages: 9-21
Gender: Both 
Capacity: 96 
Director: James Obst,(860) 567-9423, jobst@cjryouth.org
Administrator: Dan Rezende,
Fax: (860) 567-2670 
Email: cjreducation@snet.net 
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