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Juvenile Justice Services and the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is centralized within the Remington Building in Lakewood for the coordinated provision of mental health, social services, law enforcement and other intervention programs for youth under age 18 and their families.
Centralizing youth services allows staff to respond to at-risk youth immediately after an incident, getting critical resources in place while there is still a chance to make a difference in juveniles’ lives.
Staff within Human Services, mental health, R-1 schools, law enforcement and citizens living in Colorado’s First Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin counties) can refer youth and families to the JAC. The program’s primary function is to conduct complete assessments to help identify risks and needs of juveniles and their families. These assessments are designed to find appropriate community resources, which can provide crisis intervention and other services.
The JAC uses a case-management process, enabling staff to evaluate intervention progress, coordinate and centralize information collected by agencies involved with the juveniles and their families and hopefully prevent delinquent behavior. These youth need family counseling, crisis intervention assistance or a safe place to share their problems while they actively develop an individual solution. The program is an alternative to costly, and often inappropriate, detention for youth in crisis between the ages of 10 and 18.
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