|Location:||160 S. Macy St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
|Office Hours:||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Juvenile Court Services provides a variety of direct and collaborative services and programming to youth and families. Our approach focuses on a balance approach to protect the community, hold youth accountable for their actions, and build competencies in youth to help them become productive, responsible individuals. Services are typically court ordered. We strive to prevent or reduce uncontrollable and delinquent behavior and to strengthen parental control and functioning, through the use of Trauma Informed Care and evidence-based practices. We maintain close coordination with law enforcement, schools, the Court System, District Attorney's Office, and other counseling service agencies. Services provided within this unit are primarily governed by the Juvenile Justice Code (Chapter 938) and the Children's Code (Chapter 48), and other state and county mandates, and policies.
Intake Services: Juvenile Intake is responsible for the initial screening and assessment of children and juveniles referred to court. Intake workers review the referrals to ensure that the allegations meet jurisdictional criteria. Referrals may be handled informally, referred to court, or closed. Temporary placement decisions are made by the Intake Worker regarding children and youth taken into custody. Placement services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Supervision Services: Supervision services focus on assisting families in overcoming problems that the family is experiencing which have resulted in Juvenile Court intervention. Supervision services include an assessment of the youth and family, treatment plan development and implementation, recommendations to the Juvenile Court for treatment and supervision, and supervision of the youth’s behavior as directed by the Juvenile Court order or Deferred Prosecution Agreement. When necessary, court ordered sanctions for violations of rules and court conditions are utilized to hold youth accountable to their court orders. Out-of-home placements are utilized when the youth can no longer remain in the home for safety reasons.
Teen Court: Teen Court is a diversionary program for first time juvenile offenders ages 12 through 16, who have committed a misdemeanor offense or received an ordinance citation. The Teen Court is staffed by other youth volunteers who act as prosecutor, defense attorney and jury. An adult volunteer oversees the court in the role of Judge. Youth are sentenced by a jury of their peers. Teens that successfully complete the Teen Court Program will face no further court action regarding their offense.
Other Services Offered:
- Individual and family counseling
- Parenting training
- Crisis intervention
- Alternate care placement
- Restitution program
- Juvenile Offender Work Program
- Electronic Monitoring/GPS Program/Alcohol Monitoring
- Juvenile Correction and Aftercare Services
- Report Center
- Victim Offender Mediation
- P.A.C.E. (Promoting Alternatives to Correction Through Education)
- Victim Empathy
- Thinking 4 a Change
- Independent Living
- Job Readiness
- Anger Management
- Boys Group/Girls Group
Fees: There are fees for some services, such as monthly charges for supervision services, GPS/Alcohol Monitoring, placements, and counseling and therapy services. Fees are charged based on ability to pay.