Community Based Services (CBS)

Probation Services

Community Based Services (CBS) is a specialized unit within the Montgomery County Juvenile Court targeting youth between the ages of 9 to 18 years old who are on probation supervision and at high risk for criminogenic behavior, out- of- home placement, and non-compliant with probation supervision. CBS uses work groups to assist youth to overcome life challenges, maximize his/her full potential, and to make positive life choices. Through these work groups and community partnerships, the program is able to promote youth development, community integration, experiential learning, educational functions, pro-social activities, and evidenced based programing. The program interventions are the cognitive models of Thinking for a Change (T4C), Brief Intervention Tools (BITS), and Forward Thinking. Tools used to collect data are OYAS, Ohio Scales, and Texas Christian University Adolescent Scales. Successful completion of the program is determined by a youth meeting 3 of the 6 criteria:

  • Negative urinalyses for 30 days
  • No felony charges for 6 months
  • Enrolled in school/educational program or employed (if 18 years old or older)
  • Successful completion of T4C classes (20 hours) and/or Forward Thinking (12) hours or completion of the workbook)
  • Completion of all court orders (.i.e. community service/restitution).

Community Based Services (CBS) has 9 staff members, which include the Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, three Probation Officers, and one full-time and 3 part-time Work Therapy Specialists. The average caseload is 20 per Probation Officer (PO), 25 work groups per week, and an average of 2 pro-social activities per month.


Luigi Dodieu