Learn the day-to-day workings of a juvenile short-term detention facility.
The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a 24/7 facility which provides booking, assessment, and bonding services as well as providing secure lodging for up to twenty youth aged 11-17.
You will learn to supervise youth brought into the 24/7 Boulder facility by local law enforcement. Once trained you will assist in conducting intake assessments that include pre-trial release planning. Provide courtroom escorts and assist in crisis intervention when necessary. Maintain record keeping systems including Tiburon, logbook and court results. Interact with outside agencies on behalf of juveniles and the JAC. On-going training includes:
*motivational interviewing *crisis intervention and prevention *database training
Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a serious desire to work in the juvenile criminal justice system.
Previous experience working with youth and/or families is preferred. Be able to set appropriate boundaries and be firm but fair.
Clear, good communication skills; be willing to take initiative and also work within a team.
Must pass a criminal background check and be fingerprinted. No one will be accepted who has a DUI/DWAI or MIP conviction within the last five years.
Interns for school credit are required to complete 2 5-hour shifts per week. Shifts are 8-1pm, 12-5pm, 4-9pm, seven days per week. Minimum commitment is 9 months.
Background check required.
- People Skills
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours per week, min. 9 month commitment.
- Interns receiving credit - 10 hours per week. Others, 1 5hour shift/wk