63D-10.003. Community Supervision Services  

Effective on Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • 1(1) These rules address the supervision of youth in the community, to include youth on probation, conditional release (CR), and post-commitment probation (PCP). 24The JPO shall be involved in a pro-social manner with youth, families, victims, and the community and shall be available in a variety of locations and varied hours. 52The Youth-Empowered Success (YES) Plan is the document developed between the youth, family, and JPO to plan for the successful completion of court-ordered sanctions and address criminogenic needs.

    80(2) The JPO shall make an initial face-to-face contact with youth on community supervision.

    94(a) Initial contact will be made within the following timeframes:

    1041. For youth placed on probation at disposition, contact shall be made within three (3) working days of disposition.

    1232. For youth placed on CR or PCP following release from a residential program, contact shall be made within three (3) working days of the release date.

    150(b) The purpose of initial contact is to conduct a preliminary review of the court order and provide contact information to the youth and family.

    175(3) The JPO shall complete a risk and needs assessment using the PACT for all youth being supervised by the department on probation, CR, and PCP. The JPO shall update the previous assessment if one was done during the intake process. Otherwise, the JPO shall complete a new risk and needs assessment. All youth shall have a PACT completed prior to the development of the initial YES Plan.

    243(4) The initial YES Plan shall be developed within 30 calendar days of disposition, in the case of probation, or release, in the case of CR or PCP, and must be signed by all parties, including the youth, family, JPO, and Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor (JPOS). An electronic signature for the JPOS is acceptable.

    297(a) The youth and 301family input regarding needs and goals shall be the driving force in the development of the case plan including action steps and target dates325. 326The JPO shall document the development process in the case notes.

    337(b) Court-ordered sanctions that are relevant to the youth’s needs 347shall be documented in JJIS in the Youth Requirements module. Each Youth Requirement shall contain at least one specific action step for the youth, family, and JPO that clearly defines who is responsible, what action should be taken, and how often the action should be taken, if applicable. If sanctions need to be completed during supervision, but are not going to start immediately, action steps are not required and the requirement status shall be marked as pending. The requirement start date shall be estimated and the youth requirement shall be reassessed at each 90 day period. Once the sanction begins the action steps must be completed. T454he JPO is responsible for monitoring court ordered restitution payments, but are prohibited from accepting or receiving payments in any form475.

    476(c) For youth who are moderate-high or high risk to re-offend, at least one of the top three criminogenic needs shall be addressed by creating a Change Goal in JJIS. The Change Goal is a performance goal for the youth on his or her YES Plan that specifically documents the selected criminogenic need to be addressed. Each Changer Goal shall contain at least one specific action step for the youth, family, and JPO that clearly defines who is responsible, what action should be taken, and how often the action should be taken.

    568(d) For youth who are identified as high risk to re-offend, the YES Plan shall include an evidence-based intervention as defined in Rule 59163E-7.002, 592F.A.C., that targets one of the top three criminogenic needs, unless the JPO documents in writing barriers to participation, such as the lack of available services, lack of youth readiness to voluntarily participate, transportation difficulties, or lack of parental approval for participation.

    634(635e) 636The youth and family shall be informed of the importance of complying and successfully completing the case plan.

    654(f) The youth and family shall be provided with a copy of the approved YES Plan within ten (10) calendar days of approval.

    677(g) Family requirements contained in paragraphs (a) through (f), are waived whenever a youth is 69218 years of age or older, living independently, or otherwise disengaged from his/her family as documented in the case notes.

    712(5) The JPO shall refer the youth and parent(s)/guardian(s) to the appropriate service(s) and provide support and follow-up as identified below to ensure the completion of sanctions and goals in the YES Plan.

    745(a) The JPO shall either provide the youth and family with referral information or make a direct referral to the service provider within 10 calendar days of the approval of the YES Plan.

    778(b) The JPO shall assist the youth and family with making transportation arrangements for court and required services. If no other options are available the JPO shall provide transportation.

    807(c) The JPO shall make contact with the service provider within 30 calendar days of the approval of the YES Plan to ensure that the youth and family have participated in the admission process and are receiving services.

    845(d) The JPO shall ensure that progress reports, written or verbal, are received from the provider on a regular basis. The JPO shall follow-up with the youth and family on any treatment challenges communicated by the service provider.

    883(e) The JPO shall document referrals for services, follow-up with the service provider, youth, and family, and any other related contacts in the case notes.

    908(6) While the youth is under the supervision of the department on probation, CR, or PCP, the JPO shall make contacts in accordance with his or her professional discretion to ensure the youth’s compliance with the court order and the completion of YES Plan sanctions and goals. 955These contacts may be made at circuit identified Youth Reporting Centers located in each community, at the family’s home, school, or community event, or in the rare occasion at the probation office. 987The JPO shall document all case activities, including:

    995(a) Face-to-face interaction with the youth and family;

    1003(b) Telephone contact with the youth, family, and providers; and,

    1013(c) Review written or verbal reports from collateral sources, such as educational institutions, employers, counselors, electronic databases, etc.

    1031(7) The assessment of youth is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process. Therefore, the JPO shall update the youth’s risk and needs assessment to ensure that PACT results are reflective of the youth’s current status. 1068Re-assessments shall be done anytime there is a new law violation, after each new disposition, and as pre and post testing for certain delinquency interventions. At a minimum, assessments shall not be more than six months old for any youth on supervision, unless a special condition applies. Final assessments are required for all youth within the last 30 days of supervision

    1129(8) The JPOS shall conduct a case review of each case at least once every 90 calendar days while the youth is under supervision.

    1153(a) The JPO shall update Youth Requirements and Change Goals in JJIS prior to the supervisory case review, to include closing completed or terminated sanctions and goals, updating action steps for pending sanctions and goals to reflect the youth’s progress, or adding sanctions or goals to address additional needs identified during the course of supervision. 1208YES Plans shall be updated every 90 days prior to the supervisory review. This includes developing a new YES Plan in JJIS. Printing and signing the form is not required. The generation of the plan every 90 days leaves a record of the youth’s progress that is easy to follow. Hand written modifications are allowed between formal updates. Once a Change Goal is successfully completed another shall be negotiated for all youth continuing on supervision. If a youth has complied with supervision and termination is being sought or all needs have been successfully addressed, a Change Goal is no longer required.

    1309(b) The JPOS shall ensure that the youth is receiving appropriate supervision and interventions.

    1323(9) For youth who continue to have issues complying with community supervision, more intensive services shall be sought to address the youth’s needs in the community. Community based mental health and substance abuse services may be effectively utilized for youth as an alternative to residential commitment.

    1369(10) For youth in adult jail for an extended period of time YES Plans and on-going risk assessments are not required.

    1390(11) If a youth is placed in adult jail, the assigned JPO shall within two (2) working days of having knowledge that the youth is in jail:

    1417(a) Make contact with jail administration to request notification when or if the youth is released or bonded out of jail.

    1438(b) Make a face-to-face contact with the youth to explain that he/she will continue to be under DJJ supervision until jurisdiction expires or otherwise ordered by the Court, and shall instruct the youth that, immediately upon release from jail, he/she must contact the assigned JPO to schedule a face-to-face appointment.

    1488(c) Make contact with the youth’s family to explain that the youth will continue to be under DJJ supervision until jurisdiction expires or otherwise ordered by the Court, and that the youth shall immediately upon release from jail, contact the assigned JPO to schedule a face-to-face appointment.

    1535(12) Youth supervised by a provider who are in adult jail longer than ten (10) calendar days must be terminated/discharged from the provider program. The youth may be referred back to the provider program upon his/her release from adult jail.

    1575(13) While the youth is in adult jail, a JPO will make a minimum of one face-to-face contact with the youth each month for the sole purpose of verifying that he/she is still in jail.

    1610(14) Within three (3) working days of the youth’s release from jail, the JPO will conduct a face-to-face meeting with youth and family to complete a new PACT and to renegotiate action steps contained in the YES Plan, if applicable. The JPO shall remind the youth and family that the same court-ordered sanctions and interventions are in effect as before he/she entered jail.

    1673(15) Youths may be on dual status with the adult authorities, either the Department of Corrections or local county probation office. In such situations, the JPO shall establish open lines of communication and routinely contact his/her counterpart and share and request any information related to the youth’s progress or violations of supervision.

    1725Rulemaking Authority 1727985.14, 1728985.435, 1729985.64 FS. 1731Law Implemented 1733985.14, 1734985.435, 1735985.46 FS. 1737History–New 9-20-10, Amended 3-16-14.


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