Work Program, Community Services & Classes

Juvenile Services operates cost efficient programs that institute offender accountability and youth development while delivering valuable services to the community.  These sanctions are mandated to youth referred to the Department for delinquent acts. 

Work Program This is a community service program supervised by Juvenile Services. The program takes place on the weekends during the school year and during the week while youth are on summer break. The program operates from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Youth are responsible for reporting to 650 Ferrari-McLeod, each and every scheduled day. If there is an emergency, a parent/guardian must call 325-7919, before 7:30 am on every scheduled day. In addition, the Probation Officer/Case Manager must be called to reschedule the missed days.

Community Service The purpose of this sanction is to hold youth accountable to the community for delinquent acts. A youth may work for any Non-Profit agency in the area that is willing to allow them. The youth given this sanction are responsible for finding the agency, keeping track of the hours worked and turning that information in to their Probation Officer/Case Manager. (community service form)

Youth Development Programming

Anger Management Program The purpose of the Anger Management program is to serve two related goals. The first being to help make the arousal of anger in chronically aggressive youths a less frequent occurrence. It also provides such youths with the means to learn self-control when their anger is aroused. The program is broken up into ten segments taught over two days. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions, please call (775) 325-7914.

HOPE (Domestic Battery Offenders Program)  The purpose of the HOPE program is to serve two related goals. The first being to help make the arousal of anger in chronically aggressive youths a less frequent occurrence. It also provides such youths with the means to learn self-control when their anger is aroused. The program is broken up into ten segments taught over two days. There is a total of 6 hours of instruction.  Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions, please call (775) 325-7914.

Changing Directions Program The program is geared toward youths ages 14-18. It gives them the tools to change their own way of thinking and believing in order to benefit their life. The program takes place over two days with a total of 6 hours of instruction. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions, please call (775) 325-7914.

Victim Awareness Program  The purpose of the VAP program is to teach youth ages 13-18 the impact of crime on individuals and the community as a whole. The program is broken up into three segments titled (1) Property Crime, (2) Drugs and Society and (3) Violent Crime. The program takes place over 2 days with a total of 6 hours of instruction. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions, please call (775) 325-7914.

GROWTH  The purpose of the Growth Program is to teach girls ages 13-18 the social skills in order to improve their relationships, observation, self esteem, self worth, trust and health.  The program takes place over 2 days with a total of 6 hours of instruction. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions call (775) 325-7914.

Early Intervention Program  The purpose of the EIP program is to teach youth ages 8-13 the impact of crime on individuals and the community as a whole. The program is broken up into four segment titled (1) Property Crime, (2) Drugs and Society, (3) Violent Crime and (4) Anger issues. This format will include applicable videos and lectures. The program takes place over 1 day with a total of 3 hours of instruction. Parent participation is mandatory in this program. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions call (775) 325-7914

Youth Employment Program  The purpose of the YEP Program is to teach youth ages 14-18 employment skills in order to improve their understanding of the work world and to assist them in finding meaningful employment in the community. The Program is broken up into lectures and work experience. The program takes place over 3-4 classes with a work experience component. Absences are not accepted. If you have any questions call (775) 325-7914