BECCA Bill Case Management:
This program is funded through JAIBG to provide direct case management services to BECCA BILL clients within Juvenile Court. This person provides critical case management, petition screening, courtroom facilitation, summons processing and community referral services to families and juveniles involved with juvenile court.
The Snohomish County CASA/Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Program offers advocacy in the Dependency Court Process to children whom have been abused and/or neglected by their caretakers.
Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and At Risk Youth (ARY) Petitions:
These are facilitated through the court process by Community Service Staff. These petitions allow parents or youth to request assistance of the court in cases where an out of home placement or the authority of the court is needed to address intense family conflict.
Juvenile Court Staff continue to facilitate the truancy services with representative of the school district throughout the County. More than 2,000 truancy petitions are filed each year. Court orders direct youth to attend school, and to cooperate with the school in programs aimed at improving attendance. The law provides sanctions for both youth and parents if truancy continues, and these can include "Saturday school," community service, detention for student, or fines for parents.