Offered to Court-Referred Clients through our DCS Community-Based Contract

Regions Served

4 & 10

Counties Served

Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Marion, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley

Service Description

Designed for children (and their families) who are involved with DCS or Probation and who were suspended or expelled from school.

Suspended students can maintain academic progress or recover credits while remaining enrolled in their school of origin

Expelled students will be helped to enroll in school, a credit recovery program, GED/TASC, or a Work Force program.

Provides an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the community, participate in employment training, community outings or recreational activities.

Service Delivery

Upon receipt of a referral, the provider will:

Conduct an interview with the student and parent/caregiver

Review previous home-based, community-based, or school-based services

If the student is suspended, the agency will coordinate with the school of record to ensure that educational goals are met

Work with the school to recover and/or complete school work until the student can return to school

If the student is expelled, the agency will develop an educational plan which might include computer-based education

A student who participates in a credit recovery program must be registered in an accredited program and must be able to work independently

If age-appropriate, develop vocational plans and help the student develop employment skills

Day Reporting is limited to six months. Anything beyond that must be preapproved by the Local Office Director or the Probation Service Consultant