Carson City Juvenile Services
Non-Court and Court Involved Youth
Girls Circle/Boys Council
A structured support group for girls from 9-18 years which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths and competence in girls. Also, offered under the model is Mother-Daughter Circle, for mothers or female caregivers and their daughters.
A strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives - individually and collectively!
This cognitive-behavioral series uses evident-based strategies to assist youth involved in the system in making positive changes to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Applying the information presented in the Interactive Journals to their own lives helps participants achieve their goals of responsible living.
Social Skills Group
The purpose of this group is to increase and stabilize pro-social behaviors and social competence for youth. The group focuses on thinking and interaction kills relevant to individual goals within the context of social situations. Group activities and discussions address topics of positive communication, positive self-esteem and self-concept, confidence, cooperation, team work, personal responsibility and accountability, morals and values, empathy and interpersonal skills to learn to live independently.
Anger Management Group
Anger is an emotional state with varying degrees of intensity and consequences. The purpose of this group is not to eliminate anger, but to use it as a signal to indicate there is a need that is not fulfilled. Individuals will learn improved methods of handling their anger and anger-provoking situations. Group members are taught how to slow down their arousal when angered and respond in a non-violent, constructive and healthy manner without the negative consequences when it is uncontrolled. By handling challenging situations more effectively, group members will experience many positive benefits in their lives.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Family Group Counseling
Assessment, Evaluation and Referral
Out-Patient Drug and Alcohol services
All aspects of healthy living are incorporated into an individual treatment plan constructed and designed for each client.
A variety of helpful services are available for you and your family. We have many programs which are designed to aid in prevention and treatment.
Walk-In and Crisis Intervention
Families needing immediate family or youth intervention can call or walk-in to set an appointment with probation staff (usually that day or the next) in hopes of offering immediate family support.
School and Youth Advocacy
Carson City Juvenile Services offers support for youth having discipline issues in school. Probation Staff visits school sights to meet with school officials, parents and the child to offer an array of services and support to help achieve success. This program is usually initiated by school staff, but can also be initiated by parental request at school or through Juvenile Services.
Offenders provide a variety of services in Carson City thus saving thousands to the taxpayers. These services include cleaning of parks, youth athletic fields, schools, public buildings, and special requests from time to time.
Alcohol and Drug Education program (ADEP)
This is a mandatory first time drug/alcohol offender program where parental participation is required. This is educational program aimed at informing both youth and parents the legal and physical consequences of continued drug/alcohol use.
Those youth who have a documented history of drug use/abuse and are court ordered to be drug tested. These youth are constantly monitored for potential drug use to insure compliance of court orders.
Many youth require different levels of supervision depending on their risk. Often electronic devices help in monitoring our highest risk offenders while providing additional safety for the public.
Making victims whole is paramount in out day to day dealing with offenders. Whenever possible, restitution is collected and given back to victims of juvenile crime. There are limits as younger juveniles do not have access to jobs. In those cases we can assist in informing victims how to collect restitution through civil court proceedings.
Court supervision not only monitors compliance with probation orders, but also provides an additional means of providing public safety.
Juvenile Drug Court
See Juvenile Drug Court
Western Nevada Regional Youth Center
Residential drug/alcohol treatment is available to those who require a higher level of care. This facility provides a wide variety of services for our youth in hopes of preparing them to function in society with minimum supervision and also provides them with the necessary tools to help them with their issues of drug/alcohol or other deficiencies.
China Springs Youth Camp/Aurora Pines Girls Facility
Residential services for those youth who require full time supervision. Many of these are our highest risk youth who have failed probation services. Youth who participated are generally placed for a period of 4-6 months then placed back in the community under court supervision.