Community supervision is monitoring youth offenders who have been placed on court ordered probation. Determination has been made that they are able to remain in the community, rather than being incarcerated in a state juvenile facility. Youth typically on supervision are those that have committed felonies or committed new offenses and have prior criminal history that makes them no longer eligible for Diversion services.
Terms of probation consist of community service hours, fines, restitution and a number of detention days to be served. Additional terms can include a curfew, school attendenance, random drug testing, and participating in counseling and/or treatment.
Youth offenders are assigned a Probation Counselor who provides and obtains the appropriate services for the youth. These services include:
- Developing and implementing a case plan
- Completing a risk assessment
- Monitoring Court ordered conditions
- Referring to appropriate programs (evaluations, assessments, education classes, counseling, treatment, Functional Family Therapy)
- Responding to probation violations
Deferred Disposition Alternative
Youth offenders maybe eligible for a deferred disposition if the charge is not a sex or violent offense, they have no prior felonies, no prior deferred disposition and do not have two or more prior adjudications. Youth are placed on community supervision for an amount of time to be determined by the court. The court may impose any conditions of supervision it deems appropriate.
At the conclusion of the community supervision and upon a finding by the court of the youth's full compliance with the conditions of the deferred disposition, the youth's conviction shall be vacated and the court shall dismiss the case with prejudice.
Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative
When a youth offender is found to have committed a sex offense, other than a serious violent sex offense and has no history of a prior sex offense, the court may order an examination to determine whether the youth is amenable to treatment. If it is determined that the youth is amenable to treatment, the court may order the youth be placed on a Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative. Under this disposition alternative, youth are placed on community supervision for two years and required to successfully complete sex offender treatment.
Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative
When a youth offender is found to have committed an offense that is not an A- or B+ offense and evidence shows that the youth may be chemically dependent or substance abusing, the court may order an examination to determine whether the youth has a substance abuse problem. If it is determined that the youth is chemically dependent or substance abusing, the court may order the youth be placed on the Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative. Under this disposition alternative, youth are placed on community supervision for up to one year and required to successfully complete drug and alcohol treatment.