Owensboro Day Treatment begins classes at new facility

November 29, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated November 29, 2018 | 6:43 am

Owensboro Day Treatment has moved to its new location at 3108 Fairview Drive, Suite 102.

ODT is a program operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice in collaboration with the Daviess County Public Schools district. There are six Day Treatment programs in the state of Kentucky, providing specialized services to meet the needs of students. Learn more at

ODT head teacher Jeremy Camron said his staff and students are excited about their new surroundings.

“The rare opportunity to move into a completely new facility is one not many teachers or students get to experience,” he said. “This is especially true for the students of Owensboro Day Treatment, who frequently experience severe poverty and multiple traumas early and often in their lives.”

Camron said the ODT program focuses on addressing the multitude of traumas in a therapeutic environment and in a trauma-informed classroom.

“Our vision is to ‘Inspire Hope for the Future,’” Camron said. “We do this by planting seeds of hope through our words, actions, mindfulness, therapeutic practices and classrooms structure … and now we have a building that we hope will Inspire Hope for the Future as well.”

Camron said there are many misconceptions about students who attend Owensboro Day Treatment and said he is sometimes asked why he wants to work with “bad kids.”

“We don’t have ‘bad kids,’” he said. “We have kids who have almost all suffered some of the most severe traumas a child can suffer from those whom they should have been able to trust the most. Our kids live in a shell of ‘the bad kid’ at times because they have never been given the chance to heal.”

November 29, 2018 | 3:00 am

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