MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


General Order


CHAPTER: 70C

TITLE: Juvenile Programs Unit

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 20, 2013

NO. PAGES: 2

AMENDED/REVIEWED: June 13, 2013

REFERENCE: CALEA 44.1.2, 44.1.3

RESCINDS:

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Sheriff of Monroe County


  1. PURPOSE


    The Juvenile Program Unit reports to the Director of Media Relations.


    The Juvenile Programs Unit operates under a contract with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The Monroe County Sheriff's Office, under the contract, assists in meeting the missions of DJJ: protecting the public by reducing juvenile crime and delinquency in Monroe County.


    The Unit accomplishes this by offering three programs to meet causes of youth's delinquency:



    Youth who are arrested may be diverted back to MCSO to the IDDS program, by the Office of the State Attorney. In this program, the Case Manager conducts a needs assessment and establishes a plan with the youth and family. The plan may include curfews, drug testing, community work service, mental health therapy, anger management, vocational and academic counseling, letters of apology, etc. The program may last up to seven months with regular visits with the Case Manager in the home and/or school.


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  2. POLICY AND PROCEDURE


Annually, the Director of this Division will prepare a review and written evaluation report of all juvenile enforcement and prevention programs. Such an evaluation may be conducted more frequently. This report will be sent to the Sheriff via Chain of Command. [CALEA 44.1.3]

In the establishment of juvenile policies and procedures by the Office, the Juvenile Unit will maintain liaison with Department of Children and Families and Department of Juvenile Justice to solicit their input. [CALEA 44.1.2]


The Juvenile Programs Unit includes a self evaluation with a pre-test/post-test conducted on each youth and a follow-up recidivism report to ensure that the programs are meeting the missions of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office by protecting the public by reducing juvenile crime and delinquency in Monroe County.


More information and additional policy and procedure documents can be found in Sheriff’s Office Outlook Public Folders, and in the contract language itself.



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