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No they cannot. Participants must be between 10 and 17 years and 6 months while they are enrolled in the program.
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Contact the Youth Assistance Program to discuss your situation with a case manager and possible enrollment into the program.
The length of the program depends upon the progress the youth makes during their enrollment. Typically, youth are enrolled for approximately six months. However, enrollment periods do vary and six months is just an average.
No. A mentor can be a wonderful support for a young person but the program is designed to make sure all aspects of concern are addresses, known and not known at time of enrollment.
Typically the following program services are required:
However, if there are concerns about youth being able to attend all program services, you can discuss your concerns with your case manager or Program Director Paul Motz.
They do not have to be in any trouble to be enrolled in the program. Some youth are referred from the Court or Police but many are enrolled as "voluntary". This means their parent or guardian enrolled them into the program.
The program does not have counseling services available. However the program works closely with other agencies in the area and can provide referrals.
Your child’s case would be returned to the Police Department and then forwarded to Juvenile Court for further action.
The program is eligible to provide services for most of western Wayne county.