Services offered by Probation:
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.