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February 2015 FACILITATOR OF THE MONTH
Names: Damon Young - Probation Officer
Group Facilitated: Leadership Group
Group Description: The ERC Leadership group is focused on reviewing various leadership styles, discovering where leadership can be found in daily life, and how youth can investigate and utilize their own leadership skills. Youth complete group discussions as they consider different leadership topics and complete activities that allow them to practice their leadership skills. The goal of this group is to increase the youth’s self-confidence and help them to realize that they can be leaders in their own lives.
Policy & Procedure Manual:
About ERC Presentation:
The mission of the Greene County Juvenile Office-Evening Reporting Center (ERC) is to provide a community based alternative to secure detention for at-risk youth. This short term intensive supervision treatment program, with the help of community volunteers, will provide facilitated education and therapeutic programs in a structured environment, while ensuring the safety of the community and the juvenile.
The ERC is a program designed to assist participants to remain in the community and influence their lives in a positive way. Participants should consider placement in the ERC as a privilege and an opportunity to make positive changes in their behavior.
Placement in the ERC is an opportunity. With the help of the community facilitators, juveniles placed in the ERC program are allowed the chance to learn and develop social skills in a structured environment, covering such topics as Job Skills, Decision Making, Personal Health, and others.
Eligible youth will be:
- Post-filing/pre-adjudication or post adjudication status/ or motion to modify.
- Referred by a Deputy Juvenile Officer, Probation Officer, or the Court, to include Juvenile Drug Court
- Between the ages of 12 and fall under jurisdiction of the court.
- Accepted on a space-available basis. Maximum capacity for the Evening Reporting Center is 12 youth.
- Participating in the program for a period not to exceed 20 program days (actual days of operation)