Detention Clinician Project

Detention Clinician Clay Smith, LMSW

Clay Smith, LMSW primary covers the Detention Grant for juveniles placed in Detention. He meets with juveniles and conducts a clinical interview. 5-C uses two assessments tools with the Detention Clinical Grant for  juveniles placed in Detention from the surrounding counties. They are the MAYSI-2 and Alaska Screening Tool. These tools are used to assist the clinician in his/her assessment. Juveniles may be given a provisional diagnosis.

Juveniles in Detention often have either a substance use disorder, or mental health disorder. The Detention Clinician provides counseling in the Center and works with parents, legal guardians, probation officers, courts, and community partners to provide recommendations or assist in accessing services for a juvenile in the community prior to release.