Last Friday, Normative Services received confirmation from the Department of Family Services that they would once again have a contract to serve Wyoming kids.
NSI worked with DFS over the course of the last several months to make the changes necessary at the facility so they could help Wyoming youth. As a result, through the implementation of new policies and procedures, NSI was able to mitigate the problems that it had with students earlier this year.
Normative Services Executive Director Bud Patterson says they couldn’t have come this far without the help of Sheridan and Johnson county legislators, and the guidance at the Department of Family Services.
State Representative Rosie Berger says it's critical that the state works with residential treatment centers like NSI. She attended the graduation banquet at NSI and was pleased with the progress made.
Patterson says NSI will continue to work closely with and solicit feedback from the Department of Family Services and community leaders to ensure that it is meeting the State’s needs as well as providing its students with all the tools necessary to make a difference in their lives.
Enrollments at NSI plummeted to a fraction of historical levels earlier this year when the contract with the State of Wyoming ended.