Juvenile Court

Court Programs

Intake

Purpose/Intervention: Identify the intervention(s) needed to address present law violation; refer to community/court programming as needed; minimal court supervision, and monitor progress. A written contract, consent agreement, to include specific services and criteria for juvenile to successfully complete are components of the intake process.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer

Probation

Purpose/Intervention: Juveniles in need of community supervision to improve skills and reduce the risk of reoffending. Risk assessment, case management, psycho-educational, therapeutic services, cognitive skill groups and surveillance are components used to mediate behaviors presented by at risk youth and their families.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer

YLS Risk Level: Low to Very High

Choice

Purpose/Intervention: Community-based individual and family counseling focused on diverting and preventing increased court involvement. Evidenced based and best practice models of therapeutic intervention are utilized with at risk youth and their families.

Provider: Treatment Specialists (Licensed therapists)

YLS Risk Level: Low to Very High

Functional Family Therapy

Purpose/Intervention: FFT is an evidenced based family therapy model. FFT works to reduce risky behavior, increase strengths, and improve functioning across key life domains. The intervention involves a strong cognitive/attributional component integrated into systemic skill-training in family communication, parenting skills, and conflict management skills.

Provider: Treatment Specialists (Licensed therapists)

YLS Risk Level: Low to Very High

Juvenile Community Justice

Purpose/Intervention: Frequent contact and surveillance to ensure reduction of risk factors and develop social skills and competencies. Therapeutic services, cognitive skill groups, evidence based practices, surveillance, and case management are also fundamental aspects of the program.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer and Bethany Christian Services Contracted Case Manager

YLS Risk Level: Moderate to Very High

Juvenile Justice Institute

Purpose/Intervention: Provide a structured, court managed educational program to assist students, expelled or long term suspended, in improving academic and social skills. Case management, focused individual and classroom instruction, and online learning are components included in the educational program. JJI is a graduating program.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer and Ottawa Area Intermediate School District teachers and teacher aides

YLS Risk Level: Moderate to Very High

Restorative Community Service

Purpose/Intervention: To provide juveniles meaningful opportunities to repair the harm caused by their actions, while making contributions to the community and building competencies.

Provider: Group Leader, Juvenile Court Officer, Deputy, and Student Interns

YLS Risk Level: Low to High

ART

Purpose/Intervention: Cognitive behavioral group teaching three integrated components: Social Skills Training, Anger Control, and Moral Reasoning.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer Caseworker or Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Teachers

YLS Risk Level: Moderate to High

T4C (Thinking for a Change)

Purpose/Intervention: Cognitive behavioral program designed to address the thought processes and habits which lead to a youth’s at-risk behavior. The program includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and the development of problem solving skills.

Provider: Court Staff

YLS Risk Level: Moderate to High

Surveillance

Purpose/Intervention: High level of community and home based supervision. Supervision can include electronic monitoring with Global Positioning System, cellular tether, Secure Continuous Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) units, and home contracts.

Provider: Group Leader and Deputy

YLS Risk Level: Moderate to High

Start Program

Purpose/Intervention: The Start program utilizes an evidenced-based treatment model aimed at identifying and reducing the risk of sexual offending behavior. The Start program offers a continuum of services for youth who have been adjudicated of a sexual offense. Treatment provided includes: psychoeducational counseling, group therapy and family therapy. Prior to participation in the program youth are required to have an Adolescent Sexual Offender Risk Assessment to determine the appropriate level of treatment services. The program team includes juvenile court officers (JCO) and treatment specialists.

Provider: Juvenile Court Officer and Treatment Specialist

GEMS (Girls Experiencing Meaning)

Purpose/Intervention: A community-based, female specific group designed to build skills (social, relationship, vocational, and confidence) in court involved girls.

Provider: Barnabas Ministries in partnership with the Juvenile Court

YLS Risk Level: Low to High

Boys Group

Purpose/Intervention: A community-based group designed to build skills (social, relationship, vocational, and confidence) in court involved males.

Provider: Barnabas Ministries in partnership with the Juvenile Court

YLS Risk Level: Low to High

CONTACT US

Juvenile Court

  • 12120 Fillmore Street
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 786-4100
    FAX: (616) 786-4154
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Juvenile Detention Center

  • 12110 Fillmore Street
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 786-4130
    FAX: (616) 786-4157
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday - Friday:
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Saturday - Sunday:
    3:15pm - 4:15pm