Justice Services Service Area Strategy
Young Adult Court Case Management
The Young Adult Court Case Management Strategy supports the Young Adult Court, a collaborative court model that offers alternative to detention programming for disconnected transitional age youth who have been referred by the Young Adult Court. The Young Adult Court Case Management Strategy provides case management to participants for the 10 to 18 months they are involved with the court. The Young Adult Court is a highly structured model that is directed by the Young Adult Court administrative collaborative team comprised of the Young Adult Court Judge and Superior Court, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and the Adult Probation Department.
DCYF allocated $800,000 in annual funding to one program at one agency for the Young Adult Court Case Management Strategy.
Strategy Goals include:
To provide case management and supportive services in alignment and collaboration with the Young Adult Court model.
To reduce recidivism for disconnected TAY and increase positive legal outcomes through successful completion of the Young Adult Court model.
To increase the possibility of positive long term outcomes by connecting participants with employment opportunities, substance abuse counseling and support, and housing.
To increase the development of life skills, wellness outcomes and access to community resources.