FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

common questions asked by the youth, parents, and staff regarding the probation/parole transition from the Department of juevenile justice to the department of community supervision

 

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COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE STAFF

Will all HITS (High Intensity Team Supervision) officers transfer to the Department of Community Supervision (DCS)?
No, the number of HITS officers that will be transfered to the Department of Community Supervision will be determined by the number of youth transferred to DCS from DJJ oversight.

Will the JPM's (Juvenile Program Manager) supervising HITS (High Team Supervision) move to the Department of Community Supervision? If so, will they be required to complete POST (Peace Officer Basic Training) Training?
At this time, it is unknown if JPM's will be required to move to the Department of Community Supervision and, if so, whether additional certifications such as POST will be required. As the process of transition from DJJ to DCS takes place over the course of 2015-2016, all staff will be kept informed of proposed job transfers and responsibilities.

If only seventy employees from DJJ transfer to DCS, what is the outlook for the rest of the DJJ staff?
The seventy employee number was a very early projection that was proposed during the DJJ to DCS transition discussion process. Currently, it is not known how many DJJ employees will be impacted in the DCS transition. Regardless of final numbers, the remaining staff will continue with the vision of DJJ, dilgently serving the youth in its care.

Will DJJ officers also become Certified Peace Officers?
The only Department of Juvenile Justice Officers that require POST certification are the HITS (High Intensity Team Supervision) staff.

Are there any plans for all DJJ probation staff to be tranistioned to the Department of Community Supervision (DCS)?
No, not all DJJ staff will transition to the Department of Community Supervision. The number of DJJ employees that do transition will be determined by the number of the youth population that ultimately is transferred to DCS supervision.

COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY PARENTS AND YOUTH

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