IN-HOME COUNSELING: The
court contracts with private, masters-level counselors who have extensive
experience working with juveniles. The contracts with both male and female
counselors. Counseling is provided for a maximum of 90 days, usually 1-3 hours
per week. Counselors are paid $65.00 per hour from a joint budget of the court
and the Family Independence Agency. No cost to the family, if they attend all
scheduled counseling session.
WRAPAROUND SERVICES: A wraparound specialist creates a service plan for
the juveniles and their families. A team counseling and behavior modification
approach is utilized. The wraparound team may consist of a probation officer, a
school teacher, a C.M.H. therapist, an F.I.A. worker, and, most importantly,
friends or neighbors who the family relies upon for emotional support.
Wraparound specialists are hired via contract by C.M.H. The program has a
limited number of openings, so care must be chosen in referring families for
wraparound treatment. The program is funded by joint community funding, which
includes court funding. No cost to the family.
SEX OFFENDER ASSESSMENT/COUNSELING: An assessment to the community risk
level can be conducted. There is also individual and group counseling for male
offenders that have been evaluated by the therapist. Duration of counseling is
generally from one to two years.
COUNSELING: May be arranged privately by the family for individual
and/or family counseling.
RUNAWAY/SHELTER PROGRAM: Livingston Family Center – Provides counseling
services for youth and families. (810) 231-9591 The Livingston Family Center
provides educational, supportive, and
therapeutic services to youth and their families. The LFC offers counseling,
treatment services, and prevention programs; supervised visitation and child
exchange site. Therapy services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on
family income. Some insurance plans are also accepted.
The Connection Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and Emergency Youth Shelter
is one of the Livingston Family Center programs, that provides * Free * 24 / 7
* Confidential * individual and family counseling, support and emergency
shelter for teens ages 13-17. Participation in the program is voluntary. The
shelter offers safe, emergency shelter for up to 14 days, along with
counseling, support groups and case management services at no charge. Parents
must give their permission and teens must participate in all counseling and
services. The program is funded in part by the State of Michigan DHS,
Department of Health & Human Services, MSHDA and the Livingston County
United Way. Call 866.440.SAFE (7233).
JUVENILE COURT SUMMER GIRLS’ GROUP- sponsored by the Huron Valley
Girl Scout Council, is aimed toward the education and empowerment of young
women through positive activities. The group focuses on building strengths,
stressing the importance of physical health, identifying and pursuing healthy
relationships, and planning for the future. The group is facilitated by two
Juvenile Probation Officers; Tanya Morrow and Angela Noffsinger. The group will
begin on July 5, 2006 with a parent meeting and participant assessment. The
group will end on August 9, 2006. The group will be held every Wednesday from
approximately 9:00am until 3:00pm.
ABUSE BASED SERVICES
ABUSE ASSESSMENTS: May be ordered by the court to be completed at the
families' expense. Typically, the evaluation is ordered immediately subsequent
RANDOM URINE SCREENS: Urine samples are taken at the court under the
supervision of two probation officers or samples are taken by an outside
company. The results are analyzed by an outside facility. Results of the test
analysis are transmitted to the court by facsimile within seven days of the
date on which the sample was taken. Cost is paid by the juvenile ranging from
$7.00 to $17.00 per sample.
REAL LIFE: The program targets juveniles age 13-17 who are 1st time
offenders for an alcohol or drug charge. The Real life program is run by the
University of Michigan Hospital for the juvenile and parents. The program uses
educational and experiential speakers. Targeted at high risk behavior due to
alcohol and drug use. Attendance of a parent is mandatory. Cost to family is
PRIVATE SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT: May be inpatient or outpatient and is
usually funded by the family's insurance. On rare occasions the court will pay
for substance abuse services.
MIP EDUCATION WEEKEND: This is a combination of the weekend boot camp
program and substance abuse counseling. It provides an intensive, physically
rigorous weekend lasting from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. This
program is partly grant funded, the family is assessed a cost of $100.00.