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The Greene County Juvenile Court is committed to every child's right to grow up in a healthy, supportive, nurturing environment with caring and responsible adult guidance. The Court recognizes the each child possesses unique talents and skills and is valuable to society. This Court is, therefore, committed to bringing together public and private resources to encourage the formation and maintenance of an effective system of child care.
A holistic approach is used to emphasize our commitment to the above philosophy. The approach utilizes community protection, accountability, and client self-growth as its foundation. The Court endeavors to stay abreast of new techniques dealing with adolescents and families, which empower them to make appropriate choices.
The Court will insure proper client supervision, family participation, community agency involvement and appropriate program application through ongoing staff development and education. All juvenile Court staff members are properly licensed for the functions they perform. Additional formal education, workshops and seminars are a part of ongoing staff development and training.
The Greene County Juvenile Court Mentorship Program matches youth ages 14 to 18 that are active in the court system with responsible and caring adults who can offer job readiness skills and tutoring services to improve the youth's school attendance, grades and behavior. The mentors offer guidance on a one-to-one basis over a six month period to encourage the youth to graduate, continue their education and/or secure job placements.
If you have ever grown up, lived life, been faced with a difficult situation, went to school, got and held a job, or continued your education then there is plenty you and your life experiences can offer to a youth in the Greene County Juvenile Court Mentorship Program!The Mentorship Program is devoted to:
- Provide youth with a positive adult role model
- Improve the youths school attendance, school behavior and grades
- Provide cultural enrichment experiences
- Build youths self- esteem and self worth
- Provide job readiness programs and work site visits.
Youth will be matched with a mentor that has been screened, trained and whose criminal record has been checked.
The mentors commit to a six month relationship with the youth.
During that six month period the mentors will have a minimum requirement to:
- Make two phone calls to the youth per week
- Provide tutoring to the youth weekly for at least two hours
- Attend one cultural enrichment activity per month for at least one hour
- Help the youth complete job applications, visit various work sites and discuss varying topics about job readiness.
Youth are referred to the mentoring program by the court official that is directly overseeing that youth. They are active in the Greene County Juvenile Court system through the formal or informal court programs. Eligible youth must be fourteen to eighteen years old. These youth are in need of tutoring in one or more school subjects. Referrals are based on the need of an adult mentor for the youth and how the youth may benefit and grow from the guidance of an eligible mentor.
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