Resource Planning Program (RPP)

Probation Services

RPP is responsible for the probation supervision of all youth placed in out of home treatment facilities, group homes, and out of county foster care homes. On the average, there are approximately 45 youth placed per year in non-county operated residential placements. One of Probation Services’ many goals is to better understand the family dynamics relevant to the behaviors exhibited by the youth that may have directly or indirectly caused their Court involvement. RPP is committed to working with families in order to facilitate the transition of youth into placement, ensuring the youth receive the appropriate treatment, and assisting in the transition of the youth back into the community. RPP is responsible for monitoring the milieu and programming component of each individual placement facility. RPP staff visit these facilities on a monthly basis to meet with each youth, monitor the youth’s progress in treatment, and inspect the individual facilities.

Every effort is made to maintain youth within the community prior to being placed in a treatment facility. As a result, Probation Services utilizes a centralized formal review process. The Formal Review Team serves as the central location for referrals of youth needing specialized services including, but not limited to, out of home placement. This type of integrated review and treatment planning approach encourages early identification of high risk youth in order to develop treatment plans that will impact a youth’s criminogenic behavior with a graduated response, as well as, meeting their specific treatment needs.

The Resource Planning Program also oversees the Juvenile Cognitive Alternative Rehabilitation Effort – Aggression Replacement Training (JCARE-ART) program. JCARE-ART was introduced in 2009. This is a secure treatment program located in the Juvenile Justice Center that provides Aggression Replacement Training (ART) to males who have been adjudicated of a felony offense and are in need of a secure setting to address their needs.


Paul Gantner