The Rutherford House residential facilities have been organized as alternatives to traditional and sometimes distant training school institutions. Juveniles who have come to the attention of local courts are eligible for intake consideration. It is our belief that youth in trouble can benefit from treatment in a program that provides for removal from the home on a short-term basis. During this time the adolescent becomes a student and with the family, participate in a comprehensive program aimed at reintegration of the child into his/her home. If re-integration is not possible or advisable, our staff will recommend another placement based on the needs of the individual child.