Court Service Unit therapists provide clinical services free of charge to court-involved youth and families appearing before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Therapists are housed within the Court Service Unit. Current service offerings include:
- Biopsychosocial Assessments
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Psychosexual Evaluations
- Co-Parenting Assessments
- Co-Parenting Counseling/Development of Parenting Plans
- Substance Abuse Assessments and Treatment Groups
- Referrals to Community Providers
Focus on Parenting Program
The Focus on Parenting program is a court-ordered parent education program specifically for parents and caregivers involved in custody and visitation issues.
The program consists of one four-hour session that discuss the effects of the parents’ separation on the children, development of communication skills, child development, and the legal definitions of custody, outlining what is meant by the Best Interests of the Child. The Focus on Parenting program is offered free of charge in both English and Spanish.
Forensic Internship Program
The Court Service Unit Treatment Team offers valuable learning opportunities for master’s level students in counseling and social work through a paid forensic internship program. Learning opportunities include providing clinical services to court-involved youth and families, courtroom observation, program evaluation, and cross-system training.