The After School Program provides additional community based supervision, skill building, and vocational training to youth involved in the juvenile justice system in an effort to prevent youth being placed into an out-of-home residential placement.
Probation Officers can refer youth to the program or youth can be ordered by the court to attend. Youth can be placed into the program for 1 or more days at a time.
The program serves both male and female youth who are in violation of either their conditional release agreement or conditions of probation and would benefit from intervention services offered by the program.
Consequences are used to help teach youth alternative ways to deal with life stressors and be more successful in the community. Consequences can come in the form of assignments, such as reading or writing in nature. Some assignments will be given ahead of time and will be tied to case plan goals and others will be given in response to the behavior youth show while in the program. Youth are expected to work on being responsible for their behavior and seriously work toward learning new skills to help live a crime-free and productive life.
Basic Rules (which could also be a PV or violation of conditional release):
Youth are to behave in a safe manner, without resorting to violence or threats of violence.
Youth are to stay within approved areas and will leave those areas only with staff permission.
Youth are to behave in a polite and respectful manner.
Youth are to respect other people’s boundaries and physical space.
Youth are to respect individual and group privacy.
Youth are not to bring in snacks, drinks, headphones or video games into the program. Youth may have a cell phone but this must be on silent and put away during the program.
Program School Year Schedule
4:00pm-5:30pm Check in / Review
5:30pm-6:00pm Dinner Provided, Clean Up
6:30pm-7:30pm Skill Building / Vocation Activity
7:30pm-8:00pm Checkout, Assignment of Homework
8:00pm Youth To Be Picked Up
Program Summer Schedule
1:00pm-2:30pm Check in / Review
2:30pm-3:30pm Skill Building / Vocation Activity
4:30pm-5:00pm Checkout, Assignment of Homework
5:00pm Youth To Be Picked Up
Search And Seizure
Youth will enter through the front of the building and proceed through security prior to attending the program. All belongings youth brings into the program may be searched. Any items deemed to be inappropriate, unsafe or violates the conditions of probation or release will be confiscated and provided to PO. Upon reasonable suspicion, youth may be searched by program staff to ensure safety for other youth and that youth is complying with conditions of probation or release.
The After School Program seeks to fill youths’ free time after school with positive influences and important life skills.