Levels of Service
Intake - Completion of Social History, Missouri Risk and Needs assessment, and MAYSI-2 provide Deputy
Juvenile Officers with information necessary to make informed decisions about programs and treatment
that will meet the needs of each youth.
Informal Probation Services
Informal Services - Previously administered MAYSI-2 and Missouri Risk and Needs Assessments are
available for review and through the interview process youth are placed in programs and services that
will meet their substance abuse needs. In addition to programs and services the youth is involved in,
they will receive regular urinalysis testing as part of supervision.
Formal Probation Services
Formal - Youth placed on formal probation on a petition related to substance abuse issues will
automatically be considered for placement in formal RADAR services. Additionally, urinalysis testing,
and treatment interventions could demonstrate a need for more intensive services and result in the
referral for formal RADAR services.
Welcome to the Greene County Juvenile Office's Formal RADAR programming. RADAR stands for Responding Appropriately to Drug and Alcohol Referrals. Formal RADAR is for youth who are under formal (court-ordered) probation with the Greene County Juvenile Office and are in need of substance abuse treatment and a higher level of accountability and supervision.
What we do...
Weekly Team Meetings - The RADAR team will meet with youth and families weekly (initially) to
outline goals and objectives to maintain sobriety, and discuss treatment and program progress.
Substance Abuse Treatment - Every youth participating in RADAR will be assessed for the appropriate level of substance abuse treatment and will be required to actively participate in treatment.
Speaker's Bureau - Beginning in April, and on even months during the year, the RADAR team will partner with the Springfield-Greene County Library and other community partners to bring information to youth and families that have been impacted by substance use or abuse. (See Speaker's Bureau tab for further information and upcoming and past events)
Family Night - To encourage the development and strengthening of family relationships, the RADAR team will host a Family Night during the months that have a 5th week. This event will be held on Tuesday evening in lieu of the weekly team meeting on the 5th week.
Special Events - Several times a year the RADAR team will plan events for youth and families to participate in. In February 2013 we partnered with the Springfield Skate Park for a Drug Awareness Event. (See Special Events tab for further information on upcoming and past events)
Resources - The RADAR team will maintain up to date resource information for youth and families impacted by substance use to include treatment, counseling and support services such as AA/NA.
Here are RADAR documents for use of participants in program:
Greene County Youth Academy
Greene County Youth Academy (GCYA) - Youth placed at the GCYA participate in regular programming to
educate and prevent against substance abuse. Additionally urinalysis testing, appropriate treatment
interventions and formal RADAR services are utilized for youth that demonstrate the need.
Evening Reporting Center
Detention - Upon admission to detention, youth are given a substance abuse screening to address their
health needs. Further more several programming components target substance abuse awareness and