Juvenile Intake- Is the cornerstone of juvenile justice reform in the state of Kansas. It’s purpose is to identify strengths and needs of youth and families and identify resources in the community that can help overcome the many challenges youth and families face in today’s world. The Maysi is used to assess all youth arrested by local law enforcement officials to identify their risk factors. From this assessment, Youth Services will determine whether further assessment services are needed.
Assessments- Every program offered by Youth Services requires that the youth complete an assessment to determine risk and protective factors. Those youth that are not court ordered to be on a program but participate in one of our first time offender programs will complete the Back-On-Track assessment. Those youth that are placed on a state mandated program will complete a YLS/CMI assessment. Once an assessment is completed, it is brought before our Inter-disciplinary Team. This team looks at the risk factors and develops an individual plan to best work with that particular juvenile.
Supervision/ Monitoring Programs
Custodial Case Management- This program supervises and finds appropriate placement for juvenile offenders who are placed in the custody of the Commission of Juvenile Justice. This program also supervises those youth who are placed in a juvenile correctional facility or on conditional release. Offenders served by this program are usually unable to maintain appropriate behavior with out a highly structured environment.
Diversion- This program offers juveniles an alternative to criminal prosecution for first and second time non-violent offenders. All applications are filed through the County Attorney’s office and they determine who is eligible for diversion. If a client is put on Diversion, they sign conditions for Diversion and follow the rules of this program. If they are successful, they can be terminated and the charges that they had will be dismissed and no further action by the County Attorney will be pursued.
Electronic Monitoring- EMD is an alternative to detention. This is a county funded program for youth who qualify for detention but can be served outside the detention center. This is a GPS system that will tell the EMD officer the location of the individual at all times. The cost is $110.00 up front and $17.00 per day with a minimum of 30 days. The EMD officer is responsible for completing all activation paperwork as well as automatic detention orders if the youth violates EMD.
Family Impact Team- Offers prevention programs for those youth referred to Youth Services due to at risk behavior. The FIT program assesses youth referred and coordinates community-based services that address the identified problem behaviors. FIT services youth referred from community based agencies, parents, schools and first time misdemeanants arrested by local law enforcement officials to prevent community youth and low risk offenders entrance into the juvenile justice system.
Intensive Supervision- This program offers probation services to serious, chronic and violent offenders assigned by the district court and youth on probation from other states who reside with in District 25. Intensive Supervision offers an alternative to Juvenile Correctional Facility placement and allows the offender the opportunity to stay within their home communities while they pay restitution to the victim, complete treatment, complete education and gain/maintain employment.
Intermediate Supervision- Intermediate Supervision was developed to allow adjudicated offenders the appropriate level of supervision based upon the YLS/CMI Assessment. This program is designed for low-level offenders to allow them to be supervised at a less intensive level than those on Intensive Supervision. The biggest benefit for the clients on this program is if they have completed the probation requirements, they can be successfully terminated at one-half of their original sentence.
Success Through Achieving Reintegration Program- The STAR program is a pilot program. The clients of this program must serve at least three months in a juvenile correctional facility. Also, they must have a YLS/CMI score of at least 15. This program is designed to help the client and family adjust to the reintegration of the client back into the home environment after being placed and serving 3 months or more in a juvenile correctional facility.
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)- is a comprehensive attempt to concretize multi-channel thinking. Skill streaming is its behavioral component. Anger control training is its emotion-targeted component and moral reasoning training is its cognitive component.
Driver's License- Driver's License class is designed to provide clients with the knowledge necessary to obtain a driver's license.
JobTec- JobTec is a life skills class designed to identify personal skills and abilities that are work related. This class also helps clients to understand why it is important to choose a career that is in line with their value system. JobTech will help clients gain skills in using labor market information to locate job possibilities, preparing resumes and using successful interview skills. JobTec will help clients understand the effect of attitude and behavior on interpersonal relationships in the workplace and learn techniques that will assist in controlling emotions in the work place. Any Youth Services client that is 16 years or older and unemployed is required to take the JobTec class. Also, any JJA client who is over the age of 16 years and has not had a past life skills class must also take the JobTec class. -
Choices For Life- Choices for life (C4L) is designed to help youth that are involved in gangs. This class teaches the consequences to gang behavior. It also helps the youth learn skill to get away from the gang if they choose to. The class uses curriculum from the Phoenix Program which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy and evidence based models.
Los Ninos Parenting Class- is built around the value of raising children to be well behaved in a social personal sense as well as educated in an academic sense. This class includes information about basic child development to assist parents in arriving at age-appropriate expectations, child abuse and child abuse laws.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)- is designed to address addictions and anger management in the most resistant clientele. MRT is a highly structured program that demands the clients not only learn new skills but demonstrate them appropriately and effectively in real life situations.
Sexual Education for Children Having Sex (SECHS)- is designed to educate youth with the many consequences of having sex. Youth will be educated on the laws of having sex, the dangers of contracting HIV/AIDS or STD’s, the reality of being pregnant, childbirth and raising a baby.
Thinking For a Change- is a social, cognitive and problem solving class. It helps clients get motivated to change thinking patterns and in turn change behavior.
Too Good for Violence- is a school based prevention program that addresses the most significant risk and protective factors at each developmental level to help students learn the skills and attitudes they need to get along peacefully with others.
Too Good for Drugs- is a school based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among students. This program has a separate, developmentally- appropriate curriculum for each grade level.
Drug and Alcohol Evaluations/Treatment
Drug and Alcohol Evaluations- Youth Services will complete drug and alcohol evaluations on clients who are referred from agency programs or court ordered. Counselors who administer the drug and alcohol evaluation are licensed by the state. Cost of the Drug and Alcohol Evaluation is $125.00.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention (DAP) – is a structured drug prevention class for youth at-risk of becoming active users. DAP offers information on the dangers of substance usage, the laws regarding adolescent substance usage, and refusal skills to help the adolescent avoid the peer-pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol. The cost of DAP class is $150.00.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment- Youth Services is state licensed and offers Level One Outpatient drug and alcohol services. The substance abuse treatment programs are designed to address active users and abusers of alcohol and illicit drugs. Youth served under these programs have shown a substance abusing behavioral pattern that could lead to drug dependence. Counselors who administer substance abuse treatment are licensed by the state. The counselors use programs such as teen intervene, CYT, Pathways and other cognitive based material. The cost of treatment is $30.00 per hour session. *Potential Barriers of Service- Youth Services' Drug and Alcohol Counselors are English speaking only.* Financial Responsiblities: 1. Payment for all agency fees including those for evaluations and treatment are your responsibility. Charges for drug and alcohol services will be added to your agency fees. 2. Payments can be made in full or installments on a regular payment plan. 3. Billing statements are available upon request. Please let us know if you feel there is a discrepancy. 4. If your health insurance covers drug and alcohol treatment services, we can bill your insurance. If your insurance does not cover drug and alcohol treatment services you are responsible for payment. If it is determined that in order to complete treatment goals more sessions than the minimum set at intake are needed you will then be billed per session on a monthly basis. You will be charged in full for any unexcused absences from scheduled sessions. If you must reschedule an appointment you must call prior to the scheduled session.
The Option- The Option resulted from a unique partnership between USD 457 and Youth Services. This educational program is a highly structured environment designed to challenge those students that have not been successful in the traditional educational setting. Students that attend The Option are either referred through the District Student Assistance Team or placed by the court system. Students may also be referred to The Option through a long-term suspension hearing.