Day Treatment/Day Reporting programs provide intensive supervision to children exhibiting a pattern of delinquent behavior. The primary functions of Day Treatment/Day Reporting includes intensive supervision, utilization of a cognitive behavior change approach, and be utilized to prevent the removal of the child from the home, to increase community safety, and to improve family functioning.
The Day Treatment service is designed to provide an environment in which each child can develop the skills necessary for successful living, and to alter the previous environment of the child so that newly acquired skills are encouraged and old inappropriate behaviors are discouraged. Family involvement is highly encouraged. The service also addresses the educational needs of the individual child, based on an assessment of their academic progress.
The day reporting service provides daily supervision and structured activities for youth who require more intensive oversight, as an alternative to secure detention. This program serves pre- or post- adjudicated youth.
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work, or related field.