Hold a child who has been found to be delinquent accountable for his or her actions to the extent of the age, education, mental and physical condition, and background of the child, and all other relevant factors and to provide a program of supervision, care, and rehabilitation, including restitution by the child to the victim of his or her delinquent acts.
Promote a continuum of services for children and their families from prevision to aftercare.
Preserve and strengthen the family of the child whenever possible, including improvement of the home environment of the child.
Remove the child from the custody of his or her parent or parents only when it is judicially determined to be in his or her best interests or for the safety and protection of the public.
Reunite a child with his or her parent or parents as quickly and as safely as possible when the child has been removed from the custody of his or her parent or parents unless reunification is judicially determined not to be in the best interests of the child.
Secure for any child removed from parental custody the necessary treatment, care, guidance, and discipline to assist him or her in becoming a responsible, predictive member of society.
Achieve the foregoing goals in the least restrictive setting necessary, with a preference at all times for the preservation of the family and the integration of parental accountability and participation in treatment and counseling programs.
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.
Screening Resource Specialist
Mental Health Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
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.
Juvenile Probation Office Staff
Chief Probation Officer
- Jimmy Adams, Probation Officer
- Lafrances Birt, Probation Officer
- Joe Jones, Intake Officer
- Jon Laidley, Probation Officer
- Tara Massey, Probation Officer
- Anthony Wilson, Probation Officer
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.