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The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) provides a coordinated site which contributes to the safety of youth, families, and the community through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties in Colorado.
The Community Assessment Program (CAP) strives to keep youth at home and out of juvenile justice and human services systems by connecting families with supportive services to promote safe, healthy and happy kids. Young people receive early intervention screening and assessment to identify factors contributing to concerning behavior and factors mitigating risks. Referrals are accepted from parents and professionals.
The Law Enforcement Program (LEP) strives to intervene and address factors contributing to concerning behavior and increase aspects of a young person’s life out of the juvenile justice and human services systems.
Intake: The Juvenile Assessment Center offers intake and assessment services to young people identified by law enforcement officers for behavior or delinquency matters. Officers may refer youth for a JAC assessment or transport directly to the Law Enforcement Program.
The LEP Assessment Includes:
- Screening for immediate medical needs
- Screening for detention placement
- Behavioral health screening
- Assessment of risks
- Strengths and needs
- Case planning