List of Programs

Program TitleAvailable to the PublicDescription
Decision Making 101NoDecision-making program for middle and high school students
MediationNoIndividual/co-perpetrator resolve issues through third-party intervention
Prevention and Diversion Counseling ServicesNoFamily and child meet with a coordinator to resolve first-time referrals regarding issues of unruly behavior
Adolescent Safe PassageNoSpecific course for juveniles found delinquent of offenses of sexual nature
Seven Challenges CourseNoDrug and Alcohol education facilitated by Family Intervention Program
Traffic Awareness and Safety ProgramYesEducation on traffic laws for juvenile traffic offenders - Occasionally class is open to the public for any juvenile under the age of 17
CHINS ProgramNoIntervention meeting with child and family regarding issues at school/home

Sheriff Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers

YesProgram through Columbia County Sheriff's Office where parents can enroll any youth under the age of 21 into a voluntary watch service to notify parents of any potentially harmful driving habits observed
Community Work ProgramNoProbation juveniles keep county roads and school stadiums clean throughout the year
G.E.N.T.S. CourseNoGenerating Excellence Needed To Succeed - male juveniles only
D.I.V.A.S. CourseNoDetermining Insight Valued Achieving Success - female juveniles only
Strengthening Families ProgramNoFamily-based prevention intervention 14-week program of two-three hour sessions involving parent skills training groups, children's social skills training groups, and family skills training groups
"Transitioning From Elementary to Middle School" PresentationYesPresentation to rising middle school youth on the consequences of bad behavior as youth get older and are held more accountable for actions
"Bullying is Not a Joke" PresentationYesPresented to 4th- and 5th-grade students on what is bullying, how to prevent bullying, and determining if you are the bully
"Choices and Consequences" PresentationYesPresented to High school and Middle school students on juvenile law and how the court system works

Further Information About Specific Programs

"Choices and Consequences" Presentation

Judge Evans and staff from the Juvenile Court speak to students at any Columbia County School. The purpose is to enlighten all students about the process and procedures of juvenile court and Choices and Consequences. Hopefully, through this presentation, students will be empowered to make better decisions.

"Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School" Presentation

2010 brought a new program to Juvenile Court. The program entitled "Transitioning from Elementary School into Middle School is presented by Judge Charles E. Evans and staff from Juvenile Court. They talk to the 5th graders about Choices and Consequences and the responsibilities that they will have in Middle School.