Correct Course Program
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Correct Course Program is an alternative to traditional juvenile court adjudication. It is a process that refers a juvenile offender, who might otherwise be placed under juvenile court supervision, to an alternative community-based local Youth Assistance program. Upon successful program completion, the charged offenses are dismissed. The Correct Course Program is for the low-risk offender. It is based on the belief that some youth and juvenile offenses can be more effectively dealt with via a skilled assessment process and Youth Assistance Program services participation, rather than formal prosecution.
Correct Course Diversion offers parents and caregivers:
- A short youth and caregiver assessment via the Juvenile Inventory For Functioning (JIFF) to assess the supports you and your youth need to improve and succeed without court intervention.
- A focused JIFF goal plan that identifies areas of concern in functioning that can be addressed in the community.
- An opportunity to develop & improve communication with their child though goal setting and service supports via Wayne County Youth Assistance Programs.
- Parents and Caregivers sign a consent form to the JIFF assessment and YAP services.
- The Parent/Caregiver and youth are involved in YAP services within 5 days.
- The YAP Provider assists each youth and family to participate in school and community more successfully.
- The YAP provides feedback to the Court and Prosecutor regarding successful completion.
- The youth’s juvenile case is formally dismissed without further involvement of the court.
- The youth does not have a court record for the offense.
- Address assessed reasons for the offense behavior via community service focus.
- Hold youth accountable to help learn from their mistakes.
- Repair the harm caused to families, victims & the community.
- Allow eligible offenders the opportunity to keep their record clean.
- Support youth to attend school and participate safely in the community.
- Agree to YAP Services and sign the Consent Form with the Wayne County Prosecutor.
- The Juvenile Assessment Center staff will take you to Room 136 of Bldg. B in the Lincoln Hall of juvenile Justice for a Juvenile Inventory For Function (JIFF) assessment and goal plan
- The Juvenile Assessment Center will provide you with copies of the JIFF goals and plan for your child and the name and phone number of the YAP Provider assigned
- The YAP Provider will contact you for participation within 5 days
- For more information, please contact the Correct Course Juvenile Assessment Center personnel at 313-664-6808
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