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. To view the Behavioral Treatment Court Handbook, click here.
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:
Creative problem solving
Habits of effective teens
Meeting with a police officer
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.
Substance Abuse Group
Consent calendar is an informal process that allows the juvenile to participate in a case plan to resolve the matter that initiated Court involvement. If the juvenile completes the requirements of the case plan, the case will be closed and the record will be destroyed.
A.R.T. (Aggression Replacement Training)
A.R.T. is an evidenced based program that has three components: Skillstreaming, Anger Control Training,
and Moral Reasoning. Skillstreaming teaches participants how to replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives. Anger control teaches participants how to respond to anger in a non-aggressive manner. Moral Reasoning teaches participants to have a better understanding of justice and the rights of others. The program consists of a 10 week curriculum.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS TREATMENT GROUP
Juveniles and parents meet separately in groups to focus on substance use and how it affects the entire family dynamic. Each group meets for 12 sessions focusing on a different topic each week.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE YOUTH/PARENT INFORMATION FORM AND HERE FOR THE FORMAL INTAKE PACKET THAT PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TO THE COURT AS PART OF FORMAL COURT PROCESSES.