Probation Supervision

From 2013 through 2015, an average of 38% of juveniles involved with the Cumberland County Juvenile Court received a Consent Decree disposition.  Over the same time, an average of 22% of juveniles were adjudicated delinquent.  Supervision provided by juvenile probation officers is similar for both dispositions.  Typically, probation officers will visit with juveniles in their homes, schools, and other community settings.  Often times these visits will include updates on case plan progress, some type of activity or lesson focused on the juvenile's needs, and may include homework for the juvenile to complete prior to the next visit.  When necessary probation officers can also access community based behavioral support programs and assist families in accessing other needed therapy or counseling services.
From 2013 through 2015 only 5% of juveniles involved with the Cumberland County Juvenile Court were placed into an out-of-home placement.   Juvenile probation officers are still required to meet with children in placements.  Those visits include updates on the youth's progress and how the placement is working to address the juvenile's needs.  Probation officers are also expected to maintain contact with placement counselors and case workers as well as parents/guardians to ensure the entire treatment team is working together in the best interest of the juvenile.