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Early Intervention Services

Police/Law Enforcement Diversion

  • Law Enforcement Diversion is an early intervention program to guide youth and help parents become aware of laws, juvenile trends, drug use and warning signs to look for in their child’s behavior.
  • Law Enforcement Diversion is an early intervention program prior to the citation being sent to the Probation Department.

Alternative Intervention Program (AIP)

  • AIP is an early intervention program for low level offenders.
  • An assessment is conducted by the Probation Officer to determine the appropriate level of intervention.
  • If AIP is appropriate, the minor could be asked to complete community service, write an essay or apology letter, attend an education program, and/or counseling.
  • Serious cases are referred to a Citation Hearing or to the District Attorney for prosecution. .

Citation Hearings

  • Minors that commit lower level offenses and meet specific criteria for informal handling will be scheduled for a Citation Hearing with a Probation Officer.
  • Common dispositions include:
    • closing a case at the hearing with a warning
    • completion of an education or counseling program
    • community service, and/or
    • informal probation

Traffic Hearings

  • Minors that commit certain offenses which may include vehicle code violations, alcohol and drug related offenses, and specific vandalism violations will be scheduled for a Traffic Hearing with a Probation Officer.
  • Common dispositions include:
    • closing a case at the hearing with a warning
    • completion of an education or counseling program
    • delay or suspension of drivers license fines, fees, community service, and/or
    • informal probation

Early Intervention Programs

  • Children’s System of Care (CSOC)
    • Provides services to help children at risk and their families.
  • Latino Leadership Council
    • They offer health screenings and nutrition education, Spanish language Parent Project, gang awareness, and teen pregnancy prevention.
  • Parent Project
    • Parent and teen skill building programs for youth 13-17 years old.
  • Re-direct
    • Reaches out to all at risk youth, their families and community with educational services, prevention and intervention programs, recreational activities, and resource opportunities that support a healthy and positive lifestyles.
  • We Are Teens Always Helping (W.A.T.A.H)
    • The diversion program focuses on low self esteem, social skill deficiencies, and problematic behaviors with minors in a group setting.
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