• Controlling Systems Penetration
  • Engaging and Supporting the Family
  • Engaging Youth and Building o
    n Strengths
  • Engaging Stakeholders
  • Girl's Programs
  • Risk & Needs Principles
This category can include programs or practice changes that reduce the likelihood that a youth will penetrate further into the system unnecessarily. This can include programs or practices that target youth coming to intake by reducing school referrals, or target youth who have already been adjudicated such as incentive-based probation to promote successful completion of probation terms, thus avoiding VOP filings.
Practice/ Program Name
Model Site
Goals
Target Population
Est. Cost
Contact Info
Intensive Supervision Delaware County, OH
Logan County, OH

Reduce further penetration in systems by managing high risk offenders in the community with intensive supervision and family based interventions

High or very high risk delinquent youth who can be managed in the community, but would otherwise be committed to DYS without this program Usually involves redeployment of existing resources (e.g., POs) as well as electronic monitoring, which may cost approx. $4/day Kristopher Steele
Program Manager
Supreme Court of Ohio
(614) 387-9459
ksteele@scont.oh.us
Incentive Based Probation Central and Eastern, OR
  • Use incentives to encourage positive behavior and compliance

  • Utilize a continuum of sanctions/ interventions for violations of probation/ prevent further criminal activity

  • Utilize risk of re-arrest to determine appropriate interventions for youth
  • Youth on probation who have received a risk assessment Free, if utilizing resources already available to the county for sanctions and incentives Molly Rogers
    Dir. Wasco County Youth Services
    202 E. 5th St.
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 506-2660
    Clayton County Juvenile Court Clayton County (Jonesb Reduce referrals from schools by drawing local and government agencies into a collaborative effort Misbehaving students in middle and high schools All based on partnerships and in-kind services Judge Steve Teske 121 S. McDonough St
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    (770) 477-3270
    Youth Court/ Teen Court Chester, PA
    Washington, DC
    Reduce system penetration, achieve offender accountability, and build competency by having the youth appear before, and serve as part of, a jury of his peers. Incentives to continue service provided after disposition completed Youth at risk of deeper system penetration Approx. $30- 50,000 for staff and incentives (capacity to serve nearly 100 kids/year) Time Dollar Youth Court
    Carolyn Dallas
    Executive Director
    (202) 508-1705
    Cdallas.tdyc.org
    www.tdyc.org
    Domestic Violence Program Pima County (Tuscon), AZ Prevent further system penetration through alternative responses and interventions for juvenile domestic violence offenders and families Youth charged with domestic violence Not Available Cory Steele-Williams
    Program Supervisor
    (520) 740-2028
    Cory.steelewilliams@pcjcc.pim a.gov
    Clayton County Juvenile Court Clayton County (Jonesboro), GA Reduce referrals from schools by drawing local and government agencies into a collaborative effort Youth at risk of being referred to juvenile court from the schools All based on partnerships and in-kind services Judge Steve Teske
    121 S. McDonough St
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    (770) 477-3270
    These programs address family challenges that may be contributing to the delinquent behavior, or programs that improve parenting skills and/or parent-child dynamics. Additionally, this category can include strategies that may improve the courts’ ability to refer out to other services in the community that are not provided through the court itself.
    Practice/ Program Name
    Model Site
    Goals
    Target Population
    Est. Cost
    Contact Info
    Youth Advocate Program Harrisburg, PA

    Addresses youth needs in the context of the family and provides advocacy, referrals, & daily support for parents

    Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement $45-65/day Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
    2007 N. 3rd St
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    (717) 232-7580
    IFamily Advocacy Services Delaware County, OH Uses trained, clinically supervised paraprofessionals to provide in-home advocacy, parent training, & family mediation skills Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement $10-15 per hour
    (2-5 hrs/ week, 3-6 months)
    Donna Sigl-Davies
    (614) 397-9516
    Dsigl- davies@columbus.rr.com
    Wraparound Milwaukeet Milwaukee, WI Provide a wide range of comprehensive, community- based care for families of children w/ serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs Delinquent youth w/ mental health need; involved in more than one system; at high risk for out-of-home placement Approx. $65- 80/day per youth Bruce Kamradt
    9201 Watertown Plank Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 257-7639
    Home Based Wraparound Services Stork County (Akron), OH Keep delinquent youth in their homes by focusing on family & community strengths, providing support, supervision, and asset building Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement Approx. $65- 80/day per youth Neil Brown
    Wraparound Consultant
    Columbus, OH
    (614) 736-7865
    nebrywn@aol.com
    Functional Family Therapy Union County, OH Reduce risk of reoffending by using a structured family-based intervention with an in-home multi-step approach Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement $2,325 per family Jennifer Burrows
    Program Manager
    Consolidate & Care Behavioral Health
    (937) 644-9192
    jburrows@ccibhp.com
    The Family Stabilization Project Hampton, VA Provides intensive, in-home services including case management, family support, and advocacy for court-involved youth and their families Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement Unknown, but likely similar to other intensive, home based programs Hampton Department of Human Services
    1320 La Salle Ave
    Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 727-1800
    The Choice Program Baltimore, MD Provides intensive community- based and in-home services support to youth and their families Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement Unknown, but likely similar to other intensive, home based programs The Choice Program
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250
    (410) 455-1342
    IHBT Orleans Parrish, LA Prevent family violence and out- of-home placement by providing in-home family interventions Delinquent youth at high risk for out-of- home placement Approx. $1,000- 5,000 per family Sharon Worthy
    Regional Program Specialist – Orleans
    (504) 810-6894
    sworthy@dss.state.la.us
    Domestic Violence Program Pima County (Tuscon), AZ Prevent further system penetration through alternative responses and interventions for juvenile domestic violence offenders and families Youth charged with domestic violence Not Available Cory Steele-Williams
    Program Supervisor
    (520) 740-2028
    Cory.steelewilliams@pcjcc.p ima.gov
    This category includes programs or practices that provide positive outlets for youth to express themselves, stay busy, and build relationships with positive role models. This can include work support programs, mentoring, and even Positive Youth Development training for court staff.
    Practice/ Program Name
    Model Site
    Goals
    Target Population
    Est. Cost
    Contact Info
    Supported Work Programs Tarrant County, TX

    Provides delinquent youth with meaningful work experience with local employers, supported financially by the court

    Youth arrested for low level offenses, who are at a medium to high risk for re-arrest without positive, structured activities in their lives Approx. $70-140/ week per youth Gary Ivory
    112 NW 24th St
    Fort Worth, TX 76106
    (214) 417-7614
    ICommunity Service Work Program Logan County, OH Provides supervised community service work groups that focus on team building and development of work and pro-social skills Youth arrested for low level offenses, who are at a medium to high risk for re-arrest without positive, structured activities in their lives Approx. $50-100/ day Annette Deao
    Treatment Coordinator
    (937) 441-2576
    adeao@co.logan.oh.us
    Chicago Area Project Chicago, IL Provides neighborhood based mentoring programs Delinquent youth in need of positive adult relationships Not Available CAP
    55 E. Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60604
    (312) 663-3574
    Positive Youth Development Training (PYD) Santa Cruz, CA Trains staff at all levels that work with delinquent youth to adhere to principles of PYD POs and other professionals/ paraprofessionals who work with delinquent youth One Time Cost: $2,250- 7,500 Marc Schindler
    DYRS
    Washington, DC
    (202) 576-8174
    marc.schindler@dc.gov
    Natural Helpers Union County, OH Identifying individuals already in the youth’s life who can serve as mentors Delinquent youth in need of positive adult relationships None Judy Cox
    Juvenile Justice Consultant
    judy.cox49@gmail.com
    This catch-all category covers strategies that have worked in other jurisdictions to bring key stakeholders together to work collaboratively to provide services for these youth, so that the court does not become a dumping ground for all troubled youth.
    Practice/ Program Name
    Model Site
    Goals
    Target Population
    Est. Cost
    Contact Info
    Clayton County Juvenile Court Clayton County (Jonesboro), GA

    Reduce referrals from schools by drawing local and government agencies into a collaborative effort

    Youth at risk of being referred to juvenile court from the schools All based on partnerships and in-kind services Judge Steve Teske
    121 S. McDonough St
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    (770) 477-3270
    This section is specifically for programming that is focused on girls.
    Practice/ Program Name
    Model Site
    Goals
    Target Population
    Est. Cost
    Contact Info
    The Pace Center for Girls Jacksonville, FL

    Provide non- residential, gender specific programming for girls at risk for incarceration

    Delinquent girls at high risk for out-of- home placement Approx. $32- 40/day Denise Bray
    One W. Adams St
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    (904) 421-8585

    RISK AND NEEDS PRINCIPLES

    This research article documents the importance of considering risk and need principles when developing/operating a non-residential, supervision based intervention.