When your family is seeking a treatment program that helps your adolescent or teen with your court case, our staff is able to assist.
We take pride in assisting in the most confidential ways that help you immediately.
The whole idea of your adolescent in juvenile hall or having the prospect of spending some time in jail can raise your anxiety level through the roof and compromise your decision making ability.
Being incarcerated with serious juvenile offenders might teach your teen a valuable lesson.
Then again it could not only be a permanent stain on their “life” resume, it might also distort their view of the world until they have become someone or something you don’t recognize. We have had extensive experience dealing with attorneys, Judges, and probation officers. Alternatives to incarceration will often be accepted by the parties to avoid exactly the negative potential outcomes of a jail sentence.
Adolescents convicted of a crime are generally sent to a state Youth Authority (YA).
In California alone there are almost 6,000 offenders within the confines of the YA.
Over 60% of committed youth offenders in these institutions are over the age of 18.
In Colorado there are twelve juvenile detention centers, in Idaho there are five centers.
When your youth is at risk of being sentenced to be included with this potentially dangerous population, we can help.
The Courts handling these cases are generally very receptive to our recommendations of alternative sentencing programs that will allow your adolescent the opportunity to address their issues in a safe and stable environment.
We will work with you and your attorney to create a plan that will be presented to the court.
Divorce Disputes Regarding Education Plans
The pain and suffering a family experiences with divorce affects everyone. So many losses all at once.
Loss of the family unit, loss of the marriage and the family’s shared experiences, financial loss. At times the child’s educational and emotional needs often get lost as well.
Bitterness between the two parties can turn the needs of the child into a victory for one side rather than a win-win for the child and the parents.
Our inclusion into the process can mediate the disagreements and misunderstandings, eliminate or reduce the resentfulness and focus the attention on the best interests of the child(ren).
Call Dore E. Frances, PhD at 303-448-8803 for a confidential professional consultation.