Welcome to the official website for the Morgan County Juvenile Probation Office. Located on the third floor of the Morgan County Courthouse, the Juvenile Probation Office employs a Chief Probation Officer, six Probation Officers, and several support staff members.
As an agency, our office is responsible for receiving and examining complaints filed with this office against juveniles who have allegedly committed crimes in Morgan County, who are ungovernable, have run away from home, or are truant from school. Our examination of the complaints is not an investigation of the facts but a review of the facts. The purpose of the examination is to determine whether Court action seems necessary. After juveniles are placed under the supervision of this office by the Juvenile Court Judge, supervision and compliance monitoring are provided.
Promote a continuum of services for children and their families from prevision to aftercare.
Through partnerships with other agencies, the Morgan County Juvenile Probation Office is able to offer certain special services to children under the supervision of the juvenile court. These special services include “clinical” services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment. Having clinical services providers in our offices ensures greater communication between the probation officer and counselor and timely access to information that promotes the best possible outcomes for the children and their families.
Morgan County Juvenile Probation Office has partnered with Southern Wellness to provide substance abuse assessments and outpatient treatment programs. Their substance abuse therapist will do an assessment to determine the appropriate level of care that is right for the child. Therapy will be provided to the child and family at the frequency recommended at the initial assessment. Southern Wellness will cover the needs for outpatient treatment as well as any individual counseling, family counseling, or case management recommended at the time of assessment. If the child is in need of inpatient treatment, the therapist will assist in getting the child admitted to the most appropriate facility. Once outpatient or inpatient treatment has been completed, the child will enter an aftercare program of group or individual counseling sessions occurring once weekly.
Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages is provided as a public service to the residents of Morgan County and should not be considered as legal advice or counsel. Every juvenile and every case served by the Probation Office is unique and what applies to one individual or case may or may not apply to another.
302 Lee Street
Decatur, AL 35603
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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