The Grants & Programs Unit of
DeKalb County Juvenile Court
DeKalb County Juvenile Court is committed to the rehabilitation of youth within the community by designing and implementing programs to address the specific needs of youth who encounter the juvenile justice system.
The purpose of the grants and program unit is to pursue funding and implement evidence and community-based programs for youth who come in contact with Juvenile Court. The programs are designed to address the current issues youth and families face in the home, school, and community and work to overcome those challenges while providing assistance to parents in dealing with everyday issues. DeKalb County Juvenile Court, in partnership with the parents, school and community will serve to help create positive change in the present and future for our young men and women and ensure they are thriving as law abiding, productive members of our community
The Grants and Programs Unit is comprised of grants administration which includes the Grants Services Administrator and the Grants Coordinator and programs led by the Programs Manager.
Grants Administration is responsible for the research, writing, and submission of all grants for the Juvenile Court. It serves as Juvenile Court’s liaison to the county for grant funding and audits; ensure grant funding guidelines are adhered to; expenses are accounted for and reported per the funding agency’s stipulations; and timely expense and programmatic reports. The Grants and Administrative Manager oversees grants administration and program staff and acts as the liaison to the non-profit board, DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Board.
The Programs Manager oversees the Juvenile Program Administrators (JPA’s) who operate Juvenile Court’s accountability/specialty courts and other court programs. JPA’s are assigned to each court initiative to oversee staff, contractors, treatment providers, and develop partnerships with internal departments and community agencies to further their individual areas of expertise. JPA’s are also responsible for their individual program area’s effectiveness and compliance with guidelines and laws and participates in the management of their program budget.
Commitment Alternative Program (CAP)
CAP is an intensive behavioral treatment program that provides evidenced-based treatment aimed at restoring the youth back to the community while holding them accountable for their actions.
- – Ages 13-17 with felony charge
- – Adjudicated for designated felony offense or a Violation of Probation
- – Youth who have been committed to DJJ
- – Youth who have previously been sentenced to Short Term Program
- – Family commitment to the Program
Services Provided: Intensive Supervision; Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Family Functional Therapy (FFT), Thinking for a Change, Aggression Replacement Therapy, educational advocacy, mentoring, and other support.
For more information, contact Mitchell Burley, JPA at 404-294-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
INSPIRE Family Treatment Court
INSPIRE Family Treatment Court is a 18-24 month comprehensive program that utilizes a team approach to working with adults with children in DeKalb Family and Children Services (DFAC’s) custody and struggling with drug addiction. Participants will engage in intensive long-term treatment such as Moral Reconation Therapy, Treatment Recovery and Empowerment Model, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse in conjunction with individual and group therapy, accountability through frequent court appearances, observed random drug screenings, and community-based support in order to ensure that their children will achieve timely permanency.
INSPIRE Family Treatment Court will provide the tools needed to break the cycle of addiction, allow children to live safely in their home, reduce the likelihood of relapse, empower parents to successfully address their needs as well as the needs of their child(ren), and build a foundation for a healthy family environment without the snare of addiction.
Referrals will be accepted starting in September 2020.
For more information contact Panya Dixon, JPA at 404-294-2251 or email@example.com
JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH COURT
JOURNEY is the DeKalb County Juvenile Mental Health Court. The purpose of JOURNEY is to create a web of support for program participants and their families through the coordination and facilitation of treatment services provided to youth who have committed a misdemeanor or felony as a result of their mental illness.
- – Females with an Axis I disorder
- – Age 13 to 16 years old
- – Legally competent
- – Misdemeanor or felony offense and awaiting disposition family commitment to the program.
Services Provided: Mental health treatment, case management, life skills, pro-social activities, and educational assistance
For more information, contact Constance Hawkins, JPA at 404-294-2633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebound Drug Court
The DeKalb County Juvenile Court Rebound Program is a voluntary five-phase intervention program for juveniles who are on probation and who are having difficulty staying clean and sober. It is a collaborative effort between the Juvenile Court, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Probation Department, School System, Treatment Providers and families. The program involves consistent supervision geared toward supporting and helping youth maintain a drug-free life.
- – Males between the ages of 14-16
- – Post adjudication status
- – Admit to alcohol and/or drug involvement
- – Resident of DeKalb County
- – No significant pattern of violence,
- – No prior sex offenses
- – Family commitment to the Program
Services Provided: Family Counseling, Individual Counseling, relapse prevention, alcohol and drug assessments, enrichment Activities, mentorship, and wraparound Services
For more information, contact Keisha Jones, Grants Services Administrator at 404-294-2082 or email@example.com