Juvenile Resources Provided To The Community

RESOURCES PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY INCLUDE:

Safety

  • Community safety - a secure 24/7 facility to house delinquent/violent youth
  • Court room security

Evaluation/Intervention/Education

  • Assessments - risk to reoffend/interventions, suicide screen, substance abuse evaluations, PESQ
  • Disposition reports - provide a holistic picture of the youth for sentencing
  • Education - assessments, curriculum, credits, tutoring
  • Counseling - daily life, behavior modification, substance abuse
  • Training for youth - personal hygiene, sex education
  • On-site testing - DNA/UA
  • NA Panel - weekly at detention center
  • Spiritual advisor - weekly at detention center
  • Facilitation of mental health services - referrals, follow up
  • Family support - contacts with parents/guardians
  • Alcohol Drug Education Classes - monthly 4 hour class
  • Aggression Replacement Training - ten week class
  • Case management - not just monitoring, but facilitating change in behavior, reduction of risk factors, increase of protective factors

Community Interface

  • Restorative justice - consequences, restitution, community service, victim/offender mediation
  • Interagency Meetings - CSAT, CPT, Interagency Consortium
  • Staff members are positive role models for youth in the community
  • Interagency training - free in-service training provided, approximately seven times a year
  • Detention facility tours
  • Community Education

Volunteer Programs

  • Community volunteer programs:
  • CAB (Community Accountability Board): 6 areas, 69 current volunteers, 150 trained
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): 15 active, 72 trained since 1998
  • Mentor Program: 3-13 volunteers as an additional positive adult relationship for kids

Non-offender Programs

  • Truancy Court - working with 9 school districts weekly, annual meeting, monitoring community service, detention, school, and purge conditions
  • At Risk Youth/Children in Need of Services - Becca Bill - assistance for out of control teens
  • Child advocacy - Guardian ad Litem - abused/neglected children/family court/adoptions - 977 children served since 1991
  • Adoption file information - Confidential Intermediary

County Representation

  • Representation at state meetings
  • Legislative Advocacy