To reduce delinquent acts by providing programs and support for our community and embracing a balance of prevention, intervention, and advocacy for families and adolescents in San Juan County.
The Juvenile Services Center is a multi-faceted facility serving all levels of care for adolescents and their families in San Juan County and in some cases for the Navajo Nation.
Levels of care range from emergency shelter care, intensive outpatient care, residential treatment, probation supervision, functional family therapy, judicial services, and drug court programs, to secure detention.
The Juvenile Services Center is a “one-stop” complex providing a more effective and efficient method to identify and intervene with juveniles at-risk and prevention for juveniles and families.
The primary function of the Center is to facilitate collaboration and communication among all governmental and non-profit agencies working directly with an adolescent population. By providing this service, we have reduced duplication of services, promoted system efficiency, facilitated access to services for youth and families with the goal of a successful outcome.
Staff Goals and Training
All new Juvenile Detention Officer complete an intensive 6 weeks of training to include 40-Hour Basic Care Worker training. The new staff is supervised and trained by experienced employees. Staff is Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certified. Staff also receives specialized training in Safe Crisis Management (SCM), verbal de-escalation, and Direct Supervision through Officer Brendan Lohman, Training Instructional Coordinator under the direction of the Juvenile Administrator