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School based programming (Middle and Senior High)

Day Report

Day Report promotes the well-being of at-risk youth through after-school structure, supervision and education. This after-school program serves teens ages 14 to 17 who have a history of involvement with the North Dakota Juvenile Court or the Division of Juvenile Services. Day Report provides valuable structure and programming for youth during the high-risk after school hours and unstructured daytime hours during the Summer months. Three of Day Report’s focus areas are Education Support, Skill Building, and Community Service.

Support Services:

  • Tutoring & Study Skills
  • Community Service/Service Learning Projects
  • Job Skills & Career Goals
  • Character Education
  • Independent Living/ Life Skills
  • Anger Management/ Conflict Resolution
  • Referrals to programs within the community, as needed
  • Progress reporting to Juvenile Court

Eligibility

  • Youth referred by Juvenile Court

Contacts

Grand Forks

Youth and Family Services (youth under 18)

Guardian ad Litem Program

A guardian is a person appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of a child involved in Juvenile Court. The core function of a guardian is an objective examination of the child’s situation to assist the court in understanding the child’s true circumstances and needs. A guardian’s role is to ensure every child lives in a safe, healthy permanent family. Our mission statement is “to provide effective, independent advocacy in the best interest of children before the court”.

Contacts

Grand Forks

Divert

The Divert program provides early intervention to youth entering the juvenile court system due to status offense charges. The program helps youth and families address the issues that have led to law enforcement involvement in order to prevent further advancement into the juvenile court system.

Support Services

  • Assessment and counseling
  • Develop a plan to address concerns that led to citation.
  • Individual counseling and case management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referral to other Youthworks services including mentoring, family counseling, anger management counseling, academic assistance or independent living groups.
  • Referral to community programs.
  • Progress reporting to the Juvenile Court, as needed.

Eligibility: Youth referred by the Juvenile Court due to citation.

Parental consent is required and parental participation is highly encouraged.

Contacts

Grand Forks

Youth 13 - 24

Anti-Human Trafficking

A program providing direct service and intensive case management to young survivors of human trafficking, including sex and labor trafficking. Services include individual intake/assessment, individual counseling, appropriate service referrals, transportation, and various emergency shelter and transitional housing options. This program aims to help these young survivors (through age 22) establish a safe, healthy, and secure future. Program staff are also available to provide training and community education.

Contacts

Grand Forks

Contact Us

Name

Grand Forks Staff

GAL Program Director

Barb Oliger, LBSW

Bridges Program Manager

Tom Cook, M.S.

Anti-Trafficking Program Manager

Amy Boyd-Bolme, LMSW

GAL Coordinator & Site Supervisor

Meg Morley, J.D.