The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) provides a coordinated site which contributes to the safety of youth, families, and the community through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties in Colorado.
We are a non-profit that serves as an impartial ear to youth and families in an effort to understand underlying issues contributing to a youth’s behavior. Through in-depth assessment(s) and evidence-based screening tools, staff work to understand the barriers youth and families are experiencing at home, school or in the community. We then connect the youth and family to the necessary resources and services to help overcome their current barriers and create a stable environment where they can thrive. When appropriate, the JAC coordinates with law enforcement, courts, schools, etc. allowing them to have a better picture of that youth and families’ needs and strengths.
Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Care
The Community Assessment Program (CAP) strives to keep youth at home and out of juvenile justice and human services systems by connecting families with supportive services to promote safe, healthy and happy kids. Young people receive early intervention screening and assessment to identify factors contributing to concerning behavior and factors mitigating risks. Referrals are accepted from parents and professionals.
The Law Enforcement Program (LEP) strives to intervene and address factors contributing to concerning behavior and increase aspects of a young person’s life out of the juvenile justice and human services systems. Intake and assessment services include: screening for immediate medical needs; screening for detention placement; behavioral health screening; assessment of risks, strengths and needs; case planning; release and short-term case management.