Programs and Youth Services


Through understanding the human impact of their behavior, accepting responsibility, expressing remorse, taking action to repair the damage, and developing their own capacities, juvenile offenders become fully integrated, respected members of the community.

Juvenile justice professionals, as community justice facilitators, have organized these interventions in which crime victims, community members and juvenile offenders find constructive resolutions to delinquency.

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Consolidated Juvenile Services (CJS/Probation)

Probation programs are designed to provide supervision and intervention to targeted populations determined by risks, strengths and needs as identified by an extensive Risk Assessment and other evaluations or assessments.

Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative (CDDA)

Sentencing option created by the legislature to provide services to youth who have chemical abuse and or dependency problems. While participating in the program, youth receive intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, as appropriate.

Connections (Mental Health/Targeted Services)

A strength-based, family-centered program that significantly increases services to juvenile offenders with mental health issues. Using a wrap-around model, probation counselors, probation associates, care coordinators/mental health therapists and family assistance specialists staff this unit.

Current Grant Initiatives

Come see the current work Clark County Juvenile Court is doing with help of community resources.

Deferred Disposition

Under this sentencing option, youth who have committed a crime may be sentenced to 12-months of supervision in the community. The court order includes conditions such as paying restitution, attending school, and performing restorative community service.


Programs designed for use in this facility implement a Balanced and Restorative Approach to dealing with issues that contribute to the criminal thinking and behavior of detained youth.


An alternative to prosecution that is offered youth who have committed a first time offense or a relatively minor offense.

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Through the collaborative work of a number of community organizations and local government agencies, the issue of sex trafficking of juveniles has come to the forefront of our community’s attention. Through the work of community partners, we recognize this tragic problem is as much a Clark County issue as it is a Portland issue.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

An empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention that focuses on children and teens at-risk or already involved with juvenile justice.


Drawing on the community's rich reserve of skills and resources, Clark County seeks to involve  volunteers to aid in the implementation of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Philosophy.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

JDAI focuses on the juvenile detention component of the juvenile justice system because youth are often unnecessarily or inappropriately detained at great expense and with long-lasting negative consequences for both public safety and youth development.


The Intake Unit provides monitoring and services for a wide variety of youth in different stages of the legal process. The also assist  other jurisdictions by providing information and other services for  youth.

Juvenile Recovery Court

Program focused on reducing substance abuse and criminal behavior in youth while increasing personal responsibility through intense court intervention and treatment.

Making Things Right Program (MTR)

Formerly Victim Impact Offender Competency Education (ICE)

The MTR class focuses on the importance of changing criminal behavior and thinking to increase empathy for an offender's victim(s) through discussions and exercises requiring active participation leading to increased understanding.

Restorative Community Service

A genuinely restorative program having community volunteers work along side offenders and serve as positive role models, integrating youth into the community. RCS staff prepare the community to work restoratively with young offenders.

Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative (SSODA)

Community supervision (probation) with a remarkable success rate of working with juvenile offenders convicted of a sex-related crime. Over 95 percent of these youth successfully complete the conditions of their court sentence.

Truancy Program

The Truancy Program enhances community safety by addressing the root causes of truancy through proven interventions and time honored community responses.

Victim Impact Program (VIP)

Too often victims feel forgotten and poorly served by the justice system. This program provides a meaningful response that addresses the needs of those harmed by juvenile offenders.

Victim Offender Meetings (VOM)

The focus of all VOM processes remains: meaningful offender accountability; acknowledging the harm done to the victim; addressing victim needs and integrating juveniles into the community as productive citizens.