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Community Supervision Bureau The Community Supervision Bureau is comprised of four divisions: Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS), Standard Field Supervision, Treatment Services, and Early Intervention. These divisions ensure compliance with court orders, provide community supervision of juveniles placed on probation, monitor compliance of those referred through diversion programs, and provide juvenile crime prevention and education support.

Within each division there are various specific unit functions. The two field divisions, standard and intensive, provide general supervision and enforcement of court orders, while also performing investigative functions. In addition, they manage the Community Alternatives and Restorative Services (CAReS-JCORPS) program, which provides offenders with preventative education to comply with diversion consequences or the terms of probation, as well as community work service opportunities as an avenue by which to pay victim restitution.

The Treatment Services Division encompasses the Drug Court Unit, Program Services Unit, Special Supervision Unit, Treatment Supervision Unit, and Parental Assessment Staff. The Drug Court Unit provides a team-based, intensive program for youth identified as chemically dependent. Drug Court also includes weekly Court hearings, counseling services and community supervision.

The Program Services Unit assists with ensuring juveniles and families receive the most appropriate service and/or treatment interventions, along with managing collaborative efforts with outside child-serving agencies.

The Special Supervision Unit provides case management and supervision of youth who are referred to the Juvenile Court for sexual offenses. The Probation Officers in the Special Supervision Unit are provided specialized training and continuing education related to the most current treatment approaches related to juveniles with sexually maladaptive behaviors.

The Treatment Supervision Unit Probation Officers provide supervision and case management to juveniles who are placed in out-of-home treatment facilities The Treatment Supervision Probation Officers have been provided training related to various treatment interventions and assist in developing coordinated treatment plans for the youth in residential facilities.

The Parental Assessment staff in the Treatment Services Division conduct financial interviews with the parent(s) of juveniles in need of treatment services. Based on the parent's income and various financial statements requested for review, the Parental Assessment staff makes recommendations to the Court on how much the parent(s) can contribute financially toward the cost of treatment services.

Various diversion and educational programs comprise the Prevention and Early Intervention Division. Court Unified Truancy Suppression (CUTS) is a diversion program for juveniles that have been truant but have not yet been placed on probation. The intent of the program is to work with the juvenile, the family and the school to resolve truancy issues. The Families in Need of Supervision (FINS) program provides support to families struggling with parent-child relationship issues. The objective of FINS is to provide tools for the family to resolve problems before formal court intervention is required.

Another Prevention and Early Intervention Division component is the Safe Schools Program. Currently there are 6 elementary and middle schools that participate, each with an assigned probation officer. The purpose of the program is for probation officers to work with schools to develop positive interaction among students, staff, and law enforcement. Probation officers provide preventative education, and supervise probationers attending the participating schools. The Drug Diversion program is designed for first time diversion eligible youth that have been cited for a minor drug possession offense. Teen Court is for diversion eligible juveniles who acknowledge responsibility for an illegal act. The program requires that the parent and juvenile agree to participate. A jury comprised of other juveniles, (some are volunteers, others may have a teen court case pending) determines the consequence for illegal the act. The jury is trained and supervised under the guidance of a probation officer.

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