Theft Impact Program
The Theft Impact Program is based on best practices for Theft Offender Intervention. The class is designed to support youth in learning to change behavior by learning to stop patterns of thinking that precede stealing, what the impact of stealing is on others and the community, to assess their motivation and commitment to change and that they have a choice whether to commit criminal behavior.
Mental Health Services
On-site mental health services provides mental health assessments, brief crisis assessments, individual counseling, group treatment and additional services to youth referred by department staff.
Family Foundations is a 12-week class, with weekly meetings for 90 minutes. The class is for youth under the jurisdiction of Jackson County Community Justice and their families. The following topics are covered: Family Goal Setting, Family Values, Relationship Building, Communications Skills, Anger Management, Coping with Challenges, Discipline and Personal Accountability, Growing an Adult (Independent Living Skills).
Drug and Alcohol Education / Treatment
Utilizing community-based programs youth are referred to receive education, out-patient treatment or in-patient treatment depending upon their needed level of education/treatment. Community-based programs are encouraged to use evidence-based practices and programming to be the most effective in dealing with youth referred.
Sex Offender Treatment Program
Youth who have been assessed and are amenable to community- based sex offender treatment are placed into the 'Choices' Sex Offender Program. All sex offenders who are in the 'Choices' treatment program are assigned to one probation officer responsible for supervising this population. This probation officer attends weekly treatment groups and is a fundamental part of the treatment process.
Levels and general areas of focus include:
- Diagnostic: This is the period immediately after the dispositional hearing. Offenders and parents will be interviewed by the therapist, go through the victim’s statement and begin the process of disclosing their sexual behavior.
- Multifamily: Offenders and parents attend weekly groups to become oriented to the rules and expectations of sex offender treatment.
- Intermediate: Offenders will be introduced to the full range of the treatment curriculum. Maintenance polygraphs are used after disclosure polygraph and then 2-6 months thereafter. Offenders will begin writing clarification letters.
- Advanced: Offenders will be working on their clarification letter and cycle of offending chart.
- Post Treatment: After being released from treatment, the offender will remain on probation and continue to take polygraph examinations to make sure that they are no resuming high risk behavior.