Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): offered to target substance abuse in adolescents. The program is ran by two Probation Officers that have been trained as CBT facilitators and are supervised by a licensed therapist. It is a 12-13 week program which requires the minor to meet with the facilitator once a week. The program is free and the minor does not need to be on Probation in order to participate. Referrals are made by the Probation Officer at the high school.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT): offered to help parents, children and the entire family system to communicate in a positive, healthy manner. The facilitator meets with the family once a week. The program is free and the minor does not need to be on Probation in order to participate. The referrals are made by the Probation Officer at the school.
Thinking for Change: A CBT focused group, which emphasizes the thinking process that occurs before the action. In other words, if we teach ourselves to control our thinking; in turn, we can control our actions/behavior. This group is facilitated on-site at the high schools, and facilitated by the Probation Officers at the respective high schools.
Truancy: There is a designated Probation Officer for the school district. The assigned Probation Officers at Gray Avenue, RVHS and YCHS also help deal with the various other issues that arise due to truancy/attrition. This is a collaborative effort with school counselors, administration, and Probation.
Along with the services listed above, Probation intervenes on a daily basis with students as needed. This could include home visits, conferences and one on one support.