CEDARS Juvenile Justice programs offer youth who have committed law violations the opportunity to avoid further involvement in the Juvenile Justice system. We do this by helping youth comprehend and accept the consequences of their behavior.
Tracker Services provides one-on-one supervision and advocacy for youth, ages 13-18, who are at risk of an out-of-home placement, or are in the process of transitioning back home. Trackers assist youth in the areas of education, employment, recreation, basic living skills, crisis intervention, and family development.
Diversion Services offer youth who have committed non-violent law violations in Lancaster County the opportunity to avoid further involvement in the juvenile justice system through successful completion of the program. Youth are provided with consequences based on restorative justice principles to help them comprehend and accept the consequences of their behavior. This may involve a variety of group educational opportunities, Teen Court and community service hours.
For youth who are in need of a more structured environment during the day or evening, the Reporting Center offers an opportunity to remain in their home placement. The center emphasizes the philosophy of positive reinforcements and asset building to encourage new healthier behaviors and major accomplishments. The primary focus of the day program is academic performance and the primary focus of the evening program is skill building, employment, independent living and improved decision making; all supported by a variety of curricula and skill building activities.
This service is time-limited and provided to youth whose behaviors put themselves or their community safety at risk. The service allows for youth to be monitored when there has been a history of unaccountable time. GPS is utilized for short periods of time to ensure stability with the youth and provide rehabilitative services to them.
To learn more about any of CEDARS services, please call (402) 434-5437.