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Delta County’s SB-94 Juvenile Services Program was established to fulfill the goals of Colorado Senate Bill 91-94. This bill, when signed into law, paved the way for local counties to provide a continuum of youth detention services for juvenile offenders. (For more information, see “Senate Bill 94”)
Between 1992 and 2003, these services were provided in Delta County through a Community Evaluation Team (CET) working with private contract providers. In July, 2003, Delta County Commissioners contracted with the 7th Judicial District to provide SB-94 Services in Delta County. Since that time, the program has expanded as funding has become available to include three part-time employees who provide the following programs:
Juvenile Intake Screening and Assessment for youth arrested on more serious charges by any of the law enforcement agencies in the county
Pre-adjudication Services (PASP) for youth who do not need secure or staff-secure detention or placement in other residential facilities, but need intensive supervision while remaining in the community to provide both community and personal protection
Case management and Multi-Agency assessment and evaluation through the Delta County Community Evaluation Team (CET)
Tracking with Electronic Home Monitoring of youth referred by the court, probation, or the CET (both adjudicated and pre-adjudicated)
A Restitution Work Crew (RWC) which provides supervised work experiences in the community and provides youth with a means to earn funds which are paid to the court for required restitution and court-related charges and compensation for victims.