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Community Supervision (Probation) - Juvenile Court Services

How we help youth with court-ordered obligations.

Community Supervision, or Probation, helps you meet court requirements. Each person has different court requirements based on their situation. Requirements could include going to school, getting counseling, or staying home after a certain time. 

Some youth have special requirements. For example, the Behavioral Health Response (BHR) program helps youth with serious charges and mental health or substance use needs have a chance for a reduced charge if they get treatment. 

In all cases, Juvenile Probation Counselors (JPCs) collaborate with your parents/guardians, schools, law enforcement, and others in the community to provide opportunities for achievement. 

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The Juvenile Probation Counselor (JPC)

The JPC is an impartial participant in the legal process. JPCs work with you during each step of the court process.

When you are first referred to the Court, your JPC meets you and your family, does an assessment, and sets up a plan with you. They make referrals to services and help you stick to your plan with encouragement and incentives.

In court, the JPC gives the judge recommendations. These can include programs where you and your family can get support. If there is a significant safety risk, JPCs can recommend placement outside of the community. The judge decides what will happen and what you're expected to do. Then, your JPC helps you meet court requirements until you are no longer involved with the court. 

If you are not following the court order, your JPC tries to help identify the reason and help you get back on track. Your JPC may bring you back to court and ask the court to review your case.