Housed with in the 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. 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
Focus on Parenting is a court-ordered parent education course specifically for parents and caregivers involved in custody and visitation issues. The group class consists of one four-hour session that addresses the effects of the parents’ separation on the children, and development of functional communication skills. Participants learn about child development, and the legal definitions of custody, outlining what is meant by the Best Interests of the Child. The course is offered free of charge in both English and Spanish.
Forensic Internship Program
Senior therapists offer 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.