Fremont County Juvenile Probation
The mission of the Fremont County Juvenile Probation Department is to serve the welfare of juveniles and their families within a sound framework of public safety. The Department is committed to providing the guidance, structure and services needed by every child under its supervision. In partnership with the community, the Juvenile Probation Department promotes the healing and recovery of neglected children and directs delinquent children toward reforming their behavior and making responsible decisions according to the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice.
Philosophy and Goals:
- to assess by conducting structured assessments for the purpose of identifying competency development of strengths and needs - a treatment/rehabilitation philosophy that dictates each minor be assessed individually and receive services tailored to meet his/her needs to reduce risky behavior and to protect the community.
- to utilize current evidence based practices which are interventions for which there is consistent scientific evidence showing improved outcomes.
- to provide its services on an outreach basis, sending probation officers into the community to offer assistance and supervision in minors' homes, schools etc.
- to establish strong working relationships between probation officers and minors
to make their court involvement an opportunity for change and growth. It is also our hope for those that leave our supervision to experience progress and improvement in their lives as a result of our contact with them.
- to collaborate with community partners such as schools, treatment providers, law enforcement, churches, other government agencies etc., to strengthen our ability to help those we serve through strong partnerships and interaction.
- to respond effectively to the increasingly complex needs of children, encouraging the involvement of parents and enlisting the support of the community.
- to assist the court in developing interventions that serve the needs of the minor and facilitate the restoration of the victim and the community.
- to employ a flexible supervision approach by assessing the needs of the minor versus the public safety risk factors. This approach ranges from bi-monthly supervision to intensive daily monitoring of children restricted to home confinement.
- to strengthen family ties whenever possible. However, probation officers will recommend the court remove children from their homes if their safety or the security of the public is jeopardized by their continued presence.
- to instill in all children a sense of responsibility for their actions and a belief in their own innate value and potential through a combination of individualized attention and community networking..