Programs & Interventions

Juvenile Drug Court Program
This program is designed specifically for juveniles whose alcohol and/or drug use is a contributing factor for illegal behavior. The program consists of four phases: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Commitment
  3. Demonstration
  4. Independence
Team Members
Participants are required to complete designated goals to advance through the program. The Drug Court Team is a supportive network designed to assist the youth in achieving a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Team members include:
  • A School Representative
  • The Judge
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecuting and Defense Attorneys
  • Therapeutic Programs' Coordinator
  • Treatment Providers
The program involves a high level of oversight with parental involvement. Youth report bi-weekly to the Court for scheduled Review Hearings in front of the Judge and Team. All participants and parents are present.

Behavioral Treatment Court
Juvenile Behavioral Treatment Court provides intensive case management and support to youth in our juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs. The focus is on treatment, family engagement, and rehabilitation. The goal is to maintain the youth in their homes through the partnership of community-based mental health services and the court. Review Hearings are held in front of the Judge bi-weekly with a multidisciplinary team present to help promote progress and achieve treatment and probationary goals.

Mentors & Tutors
The Volunteer Services of the Family Court provides mentors and tutors to assist youth on probation with specific needs identified by their Probation Officer.

New Vision Summer Academy
The academy consists of a partnership between community professionals, court staff, and court volunteers to provide adjudicated youth with a learning opportunity. The opportunity allows personal growth and development through a series of "mini" educational and hands-on classes.

There are 3 sessions which are held at the court building during the summer. Each session is a 2-week period. The Academy includes the following classes, among others: 
  • Art
  • Creative problem solving
  • Cooking
  • Financial basics
  • Habits of effective teens
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Meeting with a police officer
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Video production
  • Yoga
SOS Learning Lab  
Skills, Organization Strategies.  This intervention is an educational service which promotes a bridge between home, school and community.  It involves tutoring, and skill development in academics, study habits, organization, and social interaction.

Equipped-Life Skills Group
Is a 9 week program designed to develop and prepare youth for independent living/adulthood.  The program connects youth to community resources and helps to provide the tools necessary to build a foundation for success.