Community Justice provides a variety of juvenile programs and services based upon research effectiveness and proven measurement for reducing crime. These 'best practices' combined with 'a balanced approach/restorative justice' philosophy has become the driving force for the department. This philosophy emphasizes community safety, offender accountability, and competency development.
As new programs and services are implemented it is believed that juvenile crime will not only be slowed in growth, but also decreased in numbers, frequency and intensity. The Juvenile Services department of Community Justice cannot complete this task alone. Juvenile crime is a community problem and requires that all citizens take action against it. Through community wide efforts we all can assist in assuring a positive future for our children and ourselves.
Specific programs and services include:
- Victim Assistance
- Intake Services
- Diversion Program
- Community Supervision
- Evidence-Based Practices and Program
- Additional Programs / Services
- Restorative Community Service
- Detention Program
- Residential Program
- Community Accountability Boards