Growth Works' Case Management Solutions
At Growth Works, we believe that through our Juvenile Justice Programs children can find a better future after juvenile delinquency issues. In fact, our experience has shown this to be true. That is why Growth Works founded the Western Wayne Care Management Organization (WWCMO) to support the children across all of Wayne County.
Can your community benefit from a robust juvenile justice care management program? Contact us today and find out how we can support the children in your community!
With the right case management and supervision, even the most challenging circumstances can have a positive outcome. We believe that no child is a lost cause and that every child is worth fighting for. Our case managers design care management programs to foster growth, build critical life skills, and establish accountability for children who have been adjudicated delinquent.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WESTERN WAYNE CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Western Wayne Care Management Organization provides case management services for adjudicated youth from seventeen communities in western Wayne County. Youth assigned to WWCMO have been charged with an offense by the local police department and found delinquent by the Juvenile Section, Family Division of the Third Circuit Court. WWCMO plans and supervises the youth’s rehabilitation. Youth remain under wardship until the Court releases them, after their rehabilitation is assured.
The Western Wayne Care Management Organization consists of three different points of contact for participants.
WWCMO Case Managers meet with the adjudicated youth and family to collect information to develop a plan aimed at assisting the youth in his/her delinquency rehabilitation, often while the youth is in detention. The Case Managers develop a Treatment Plan for each youth to identify needs and strengths and to develop a Balanced and Restorative Justice Plan that will allow youth to make amends and to give back to their communities. Social work and criminal justice professionals work with youth and their families, to follow through with established goals and recommendations in order to make a successful return to the community. By virtue of the Court’s order and a risk rating process, some youth are placed in residential delinquency programs. Their progress is monitored by the Case Managers to assure that needed services are provided, and to address issues that are interfering with the youth making gains. Youth re-enter the community when they make sufficient progress to warrant the Court’s approval of their de-escalation and the Court’s acceptance of the re-entry plan. When youth return to the community, they are involved in a number of activities aimed at continuing their rehabilitation, including counseling, drug treatment, tutoring and job readiness activities. They are closely monitored regarding school attendance, receive regular urine screens and are monitored to assure compliance with family rules and WWCMO requirements.
Each of WWCMO communities has developed individual teams to exchange information and assist in the monitoring and progress of every youth. The community teams consist of elected officials and other members of the community including local law enforcement, school personnel, human service personnel and CMO Case Managers. The youth are required to present to their community team at least three times while involved in the court and WWCMO system. The youth present information about their offense, treatment plans, goals for success and plan to make amends to the community. The final presentation outlines how the youth completed their amends plan, providing proof and outcome information. They also state why they are ready for court termination and what they plan to do to remain successful within the community.
Re-Entry Team Monitors
The Re-Entry Team monitors all community-based youth at home, school or work, conducting drug screens and providing an additional support staff and resource for youth and families in the community. The Re-Entry Team assists the Case Managers in the electronic monitoring and drug testing of the youth and in helping them adjust and learn to be successful in the community.