Adopt a Highway Project
The Status Offender Office has adopted the Highway stretch that goes from Red Baron Restaurant to Farmland Road. This is possibly the dirtiest road in the County. On a regular basis we take youth out and pick up trash along Highway #50. We hold a one-day record of 187 bags of garbage picked up from the ditches. The juveniles are tired but also feel a sense of pride upon a job well done.
Moral Recognition Therapy
Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) is designed to address addictions and anger management in the most resistant clientèle. 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. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA)
have determined MRT is a Model program.
Aggression Replacement Therapy
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. This is a 10-week program.
Sexual Education for Children Having Sex (SECHS)
SECHS class is designed to educate youth with the many different 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
This class teaches three main components; Social Skills, Cognitive Thinking, and Problem Solving. It helps youth learn to recognize their thoughts and feelings and how that affects their actions. It is a 22-week class and each lesson builds on the next.
Additional Services Provided