Juvenile Court - Ongoing

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Unit Goals

To enable youth and their families to receive a full range of appropriate services in a planned, coordinated, efficient, effective, and fiscally responsible manner. The unit will provide services from a balance approach; holding juveniles accountable for their delinquent activities through a variety of treatment services while also providing protections for the community as a whole. Through provision of these services, it is hoped to build competencies and their families so that they are capable of living productively and responsibly in the community.

Unit Services

Juvenile Court Ongoing Case Management Services

  • Supervise Children and Juveniles who are the party to informal disposition/deferred prosecution agreements, consent decrees, or orders of supervision Statute 938.069(1)(a).
  • Offer individual and/or family counseling Statute 938.069(1)(b).
  • Make an affirmative effort to obtain necessary and desired services for juveniles, including investigating and developing resources, Statute 938.069(1)(c).
  • Prepare reports for the Court recommending a plan of rehabilitation, treatment, and care, Statute 938.069(1)(d).
  • Take juveniles into custody for short-term detention for violation or investigation of violations of delinquency orders under Statute 938.355(6d)(a) and (c) or for short-term violation or investigation of violation of the conditions of the Intensive Supervision Program, if applicable, under Statute 938.534(1)(3) and (c).

Juvenile Restitution Program

  • Provide restitution and supervised work services to teach accountability while attempting to restore some measure of confidence and justice for victims.
  • Collect court-ordered monetary restitution and make monetary payments to the victims.

Sheboygan County Independent Living Program

The Transition to Independent Living Program aims to assist youth in placements such as foster homes, group homes, and relative placements in developing the competencies to support successful transition from alternate care to independent living.

Eligibility Requirements

This unit serves as a post-dispositional entry point for juveniles that have completed the dispositional hearing process. It is at this time that families are connected to a social worker that will work in developing a service plan for Statute 938.069 that is outlined by the Court Order.

Fees

Prior to the dispositional hearing, families and youth are notified of the Juvenile Supervision Fee. The judge may also consider a parent or legal guardian's financial status to determine their ability to contribute toward the Juvenile Supervision Fee, Statute 938.275(1)(b). If parents believe they do not have the ability to pay the supervision fee and would like consideration given to reduce the amount being recommended by the Court, they shall complete form JD-1718 and submit it to their social worker. Fees are determined by an evaluator using the state fee/charging system. The Court may also order the parents to pay some of all of the expenses associated with the court order including, but not limited to: attorney's fees, out-of-home placement expenses, education/medical costs, and AODA services/treatment.

Authority

Services provided within this work unit are primarily governed by the Juvenile Justice Code Ch. 938, the Children's Code, Ch. 48, in addition to other state and county mandates and policies.