Youth come under OJJ supervision after being adjudicated delinquent and/or FINS (Families in Need of Services) and a disposition is imposed that requires supervision by OJJ. The length of supervision is determined by the judge in accordance with the Criminal Code.
All youth must comply with the standard conditions of supervision set forth by the courts. Examples of standard conditions are school attendance and refraining from drug use. Some youth must abide by special conditions identified on the Probation or Parole Order, such as curfew, restitution, community service, supervision fees and specialized treatment programs. The PPO also monitors the youth’s participation and cooperation through regular contacts with the youth, family, and the service providers, and is responsible for regular reports on the youth’s progress to the court.
The PPO schedules and participates in multi-disciplinary team staffings to review the youth’s progress. During these staffings, the team will determine if there is cause to approach the court to modify the conditions or length of supervision. If a youth violates the terms of the court-ordered conditions, the PPO can suggest modifications or revocation. Modifications may be less or more restrictive depending on the youth’s progress. More restrictive modifications may require a court hearing. The court determines if the revocation is appropriate.