In addition to monitoring court ordered conditions of community supervision, Juvenile Probation Counselors specialize in assessing a youth’s risk to re-offend in the community. A standardized risk assessment tool is used in conjunction with specialized training to engage and motivate youth to change behaviors that get them in trouble with the law. Depending on their assessed risk to re-offend, youth may be placed on a variety of different caseloads.
Supervision Services Caseloads
On minimum supervision, limited conditions are generally imposed. These typically include school attendance, restitution payments, if ordered, and attendance at the Way Out Program. Way Out is a 16-hour program through which youth and parents learn how to improve family communication.
On standard supervision, youth are provided community supervision services facilitated by juvenile probation counselors who are trained in the Case Management Assessment Process (CMAP). These juveniles are monitored for their compliance with an intervention plan, community service requirements, school attendance, counseling, restitution order, and other conditions imposed by the judge.
Snohomish County is dedicated to working with truant youth in a manner that will be most effective at reducing truant behavior and increasing graduation rates. We partner with school districts and community stakeholders to create a supportive and effective response to youth who demonstrate truant behavior in Snohomish County. For more information, please see the Truancy page.
Special Sex Offender Treatment (SSODA)
The SSODA was instituted for juveniles pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 13.40.160(5), for sex offenses as outlined in RCW 9.94A.030. The purpose is to provide the Court with pre-disposition sexual deviancy evaluations that address community safety and the youth’s ability to be successful in treatment. The evaluation also recommends the post-disposition treatment while youth are on community supervision.
Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative (CDDA)
The CDDA addresses youth chemical dependency issues. The purpose of this disposition alternative is to ensure successful treatment options to reduce recidivism and that the treatment services are made available to eligible youth, pursuant to RCW 70.96A.520.