PROGRAMS:  The programs the Juvenile Office uses will change from time to time depending on the needs of the children and community, as well as our having the funds available to provide the programs. 

The following is a list of the major programs in use at this time:

  • An 8 week group class for male adolescents. 

  • Parental Education & Support Group (PESG) is a group program for parents involved with the juvenile office that have children with substance abuse and/or behavioral issues.

  • Moral Recognition Training (MRT) is a group program using a 12-step curriculum to teach, and allow practical application, of the thought process and skills needed to make good decisions. 

  • Girls Circle Group (GCG) is an eight week group program that provides gender-specific, girls only, information, activities, and discussion on numerous topics girls need to be aware of.  The topics include self-esteem, body image, dating, STD and pregnancy prevention, and infant mortality reduction information that will be useful later in life.

  • Attendance and Truancy Program is a program designed to increase a child’s regular attendance in school; a dedicated DJO or Truancy Monitor (TM) is assigned to supervise the children in the program. 

  • Mentoring Program is a short term (6-8 weeks) program where a child is assigned a mentor to help the child according to the needs of his case plan. 

  • Electronic/Ankle Monitoring Program is a short term (30-day maximum) program to track the location of a juvenile 24-hours a day.

  • “House Arrest” is a program used to insure the location and supervision of a juvenile instead of using detention.  It is a short-term program lasting no longer than the time it takes to adjudicate or enter into an IA with the juvenile and family.

  • Juvenile Drug Court is an intensive program designed to educate and monitor juveniles with the goal of them staying “clean” for the long term. 

  • Family Drug Court is an intensive program designed to educate and monitor parents with the goal of them staying “clean” for the long term. 

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