Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Event: Juvenile Day Reporting Center

Grand Opening of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center

The much-anticipated new facility targets moderate risk youth



WHO:        Chief Probation Officer Donald Blevins and the Juvenile Special Services Bureau of the Los Angeles County Probation Department


WHAT:     Invites media to attend the grand opening of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center (JDRC); a juvenile service created to provide invention services for youth currently on probation and who are facing removal from their homes due to probation violations or committing a new criminal offense.


                   The cornerstone of the JDRC is the small-group behavioral therapy curriculum known as “Teaching Pro-Social Skills (TPS)” which is an evidence-based tool designed to customize each minor’s case plan based on the offender’s risks and needs.   TPS introduces practical and positive alternative responses for minors to use in their everyday lives.  Minors will learn how to react and respond to life situation in a more positive manner, which can reduce recidivism.


                   Each youth will report three times per week for 10 weeks for a total of 30 sessions.  One “study hall” week will be dedicated to preparing students for final exams.


WHEN:      Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10am


WHERE:   7555 Van Nuys Blvd.

                   Van Nuys, CA 91405


For more information regarding the JDRC, please contact Kerri Webb, Public Information

Officer at (562) 315-3388.

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