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If you are seeking an excellent learning experience in human services related fields such as Criminal
Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology the Greene County Family Court - Juvenile Division and/or Domestic
Division may have an opportunity for you.
There are a variety of intern opportunities within the Family Court: Juvenile and/or Domestic Relations Division for those interested in completing intern hours as part of the required curriculum at participating universities. These opportunities include placement in the following units: Abuse/Neglect, Law/Status Violations, Detention/Residential Programs, Domestic Relations, and Probation Services.
It is the practice whenever practical or possible to honor internship or student field placement requests.
Interns attend orientation sessions and receive supervision and consultation from staff members. We believe interns play an essential role in the effective implementation of our programs. It is recognized that their skills and abilities benefit the Court, the Family, and the community. Interns make direct contributions to staff effectiveness, provide families with intensive direct services, and through their added awareness of juvenile and family issues, benefit the community at large. Our services are expanded and strengthened by using interns in a variety of ways depending upon individual interests, knowledge, skills and talents.
The Abuse & Neglect Unit works with children who have been abused and/or neglected. Abuse can be
physical, sexual or
emotional. Neglect can involve a variety of issues including lack of supervision, lack of providing
adequately for the
child or drug issues that can affect children.
On-going case management responsibilities for Abuse & Neglect Deputy Juvenile Officer's (DJO's) include: Conduct interviews of child, family, and witnesses. Prepare Affidavits and gather accompanying petition filing paperwork. Scheduling of and preparation for court hearings. Issue summons and subpoenas. Complete monthly protective custody review reports to be provided to the court prior to the jurisdictional hearing. Attend ongoing team meetings on each case to monitor the progress of the family in rectifying their circumstances and ensure court orders are being followed. Assist juvenile office attorney in filing of motions. Send proper notice to parties of court hearings. Attend court hearings on caseload and make recommendations to court regarding the child. Maintain ongoing knowledge of current laws and statutes and proper case application. Maintain complete and organized case files.
Internship learning opportunities:
Shadow DJO's throughout daily activities
The Law/Status Violations Unit serves as the Juvenile Office's front line in dealing with youth involved
or allegedly involved in committing law violations and status offenses. Deputy Juvenile Officers within
the unit are assigned referrals concerning youth who while less than 17 years of age committed or are
suspected of committing an offense. The role of the Deputy Juvenile Officer is to conduct follow-up case
investigation and make disposition plans for the referral.
NOTE: 4-hour cultural diversity training is required for this internship.
The Evening Reporting Center is designed to provide short term intensive supervision in a community
based alternative to secure detention setting. The ERC staff, with the help of our community support
network provides educational, therapeutic, motivational, and thought provoking programming for our
at-risk youth to increase their long term success in the community. The ERC completes this mission while
maintaining a focus on the safety of the community and the juvenile.
The Greene County Family Court - Juvenile Division and/or Domestic Relations Division offers many
students to earn college credit, professional experience, and exposure to career opportunities while
as an agent of change in the lives of youth and families.
What you need to do to become a student intern:
Deadlines for intern applications: