Field Services

Juvenile Agent: Erin Top

Supervised Probation: Supervised probation requires contact from the juvenile to his/her probation agent in accordance with their risk level. Supervised probation also has court ordered conditions and guidelines that the juvenile must follow in order to be successful in the program.

Unsupervised Probation: Unsupervised probation is sometimes used for first time, low risk juvenile offenders. The conditions/guidelines that the juvenile must follow are determined by the court. Minimal contact is required by department staff to ensure follow through with the conditions/guidelines.

Diversion: Diversion is used for first time offenders, which are low risk only. Diversion may include payment of a fine and no new offenses within a given time period. If diversion is not completed successfully then it will be returned to the court for a hearing.

Truancy Court: This program is collaboration between Community Services Agencies and the schools to intervene quickly with students who are not attending school regularly. When students meet the statutory criteria for truancy, the school sends a petition to family services. All truants will automatically be summoned to appear in Truancy Court within 7-10 days with their parent(s). In court the team works to identify the reasons for a student’s absences and tries to reduce those barriers.

Circle Programming: This program helps juveniles that are on probation or to at risk kids that are identified by family services, the school, or a mental health provider. The Circles we offer are Sentencing Circle, Family Circle, Truancy Circle, Mental Health Circle, and Chemical Dependency Circle.