Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to be in involved with the court system?
The length of time under the court’s jurisdiction is dictated by the juvenile’s progress with treatment and is the judge's/referees final decision.
Do I have to pay for any services that my child receives while under the court's supervision?
The court makes the decision on the family’s ability to pay for services when a youth is placed out of the home. In addition there may be other court cost fees that you may be responsible for.
Can I visit my child when he/she is placed out of my home?
Yes. All detention and residential facilities have their own visitation policy and will discuss their individual visitation policy with you.
I didn’t get in trouble; my child is in trouble why do I have to participate?
All juveniles are minors and are required to have proper care and supervision by a parent or a guardian. Through your support and guidance the chances of success increases tremendously.
My child has never had a drug or alcohol problem, why are they required to submit drug screens?
All youth that have been assigned to a CMO are required to submit to drug screens. The frequency of tests are determined by the youth test results.
Does the Case Manager have to come to my home for visits?
Yes. Research shows that a child’s environment has a significant impact on their behavior; therefore, it is important for the Case Manager to see the child’s living environment.
Do I have a choice in where my child goes when placed out of my home?
The juvenile’s placement decision is strictly based on the juvenile’s needs and the appropriate provider that can meet those needs.