Community Supervision Bureau
The Community Supervision Bureau
is comprised of four divisions: Juvenile Intensive Probation
Supervision (JIPS), Standard Field Supervision, Treatment Services, and
. 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 Juvenile Community Offender Restitution and
Public Service (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 manages and monitors the placement of offenders in appropriate
community-based residential or out-patient treatment programs. It also provides direct supervision
of those placed in residential treatment. In addition, this division supervises probationers in the
Drug Court Program, those placed on specialized Special Supervision caseloads, and juveniles
under dual ward supervision (those adjudicated to be both delinquent and dependent).
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)
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.