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Community Services Offices

Community Services Offices The Community Services staff provides intake, case management, probation, supervision, detention planning, and aftercare supervision. In some areas, county staff provides intake and probation or share services with the department. Intake is the decision-making point at which a youth is either diverted from or formally processed into the juvenile justice system.

Case Management involves developing a plan that the Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist (JPPS) pursues to rehabilitate youth and prevent further involvement with the court. The JPPS provides guidance and supervision, and may network with other social service providers in the community for appropriate program referrals.

Probation services provide individualized and measurably effective supervision and services directed toward the youth’s identified risks and needs, and ensure compliance with the juvenile court’s Order of Probation. Probation supervision will include Balanced and Restorative Justice practices and Graduated Sanctions. To find the office, nearest you, click here.

School-based Supervision

DJJ has placed staff in particular middle and high schools to increase contact with DJJ youth and provide better monitoring. The program is monitored for important outcomes: decreased rates in dropouts, truancy, suspensions and expulsions resulting in fewer school referrals to juvenile courts and better grades and graduation rates.

Aftercare services are provided for youth returning home from DJJ institutions or other programs. Aftercare planning will begin upon admission to a YDC or community residential program. Each committed youth placed in the community on aftercare is provided individualized and measurably effective services that are directed toward the youth's assessed needs and in compliance with the Conditions of Placement and Service Plan.

Caseworker Supervision

The High Intensity Team Supervision (HITS) Program provides a community based, in-home placement alternative for juvenile offenders and a housebound detention program for pre-adjudicated youth. This supervision involves a variety of strategies and graduated sanctions including, but not limited to electronic monitoring, curfew checks, drug and alcohol testing, crisis management, service learning projects, community service, and home, school, work and office visits.

Out-of-Home Services

  • Specialized Treatment Services provide residential treatment services for the delinquent and unruly youth who need more specialized care. These youth either require long-term residential placement or specialized treatment service emphasizing mental health care. Managed by residential placement specialists, services include wrap-around therapeutic foster care and intermediate and intensive levels of care for youth classified as emotionally disturbed.

The following link is to the Room, Board and Watchful Oversight Programs and Community-Based Services


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