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									                                                                                          Date


Honorable Judge (Judge's Name)
(XXX) County Juvenile Court
Address
Address

      RE: (Youth's Name)
          Petition No.:
          DOB:
          Designated Felon

Dear Judge (Judge's Name) :

      I am writing to inform you of the above named youth's status, adjustment, and progress
during the previous six month period purusant to O.C.G.A.§15-11-63(e)(2)(d). I have attached
a detailed report that outlines the youth's behavior, progress in meeting established goals, and
plans for transition/aftercare.

      Based on the youth's progress in the past six months, the Department has determined that
it would best serve the youth's welfare and the interest of the public for the youth to remain
in the current placement, (Name of Placement, YDC).


                                                           Sincerely,




                                                           Facility Director or JPM's Name
                                                           Title


cc:   (Community Case Manager's Name)
      Other
      Other
      Other
      Other
                                                                                            Youth Status Report

                                                                                               Progress Review

Youth:                                                                                          DOB:                                         County:

Report Date:                                                          YDC Admission Date:

                                                                              Contact Information
                 Parent/Guardian                                   Residential (YDC) Case Manager                                   Community Case Manager (JPPS)

Name                                                         Name                                                              Name


Street Address                                               Street Address                                                    Street Address


City, State   ZIP                                            City, State   ZIP                                                 City, State   ZIP


Phone Number                                                 Phone Number                                                      Phone Number

                                                                                          CRN
CRN Risk:                                                                                               Service Level:

                                Offense History                                                                                Youth's Behavior
                                                                                                                                                     Since              Since
Commitment Date:                                                                                                                                   Admission          Last Report
                                                                                                    Minor Behavior Report
Current Offense:                                                                                    Major Behavior Report
                                                                                                    Disciplinary Confinement
                                                                                                    Escape
Charges Pending:                   County:
     Yes (specify)                                                                                                    Custody Level:
     No
                                                                                                             Behavior Mgt. Level:
Release Date:             Minimum
                          Maximum                                                                   Comments:




                       Sex Offender Programming                                                                    Substance Abuse Programming
         Yes (see below)                              No                                            Alcohol & Drug Education?                           Yes            No

    Relapses?                  Yes               No                                                 Relapses?                   Yes                No              Not Applicable

    Services: (groups, individual counselings, etc.)                                                Services: (groups, RSAT, etc.)
    1                                                                                               1
    2                                                                                               2
    3                                                                                               3

    Comments:                                                                                       Comments:




KEY TO TERMS
Minor Behavior Report: Behaviors that are forbidden by rules, but are not immediately threatening/dangerous to self, others or facility security
Major Behavior Report: Behaviors that may cause harm to others and represent a threat to the safety, control and security of the facility
Disciplinary Confinement: The separation of a youth from others for disciplinary reasons
Custody Level: A rating of the risk posed by the youth to the safe and secure operation of the facility; used when making housing and programming decisions
Behavior Management Program Level: Youth's level of adjustment and achievement at the facility. Orientation - interacts with others and has minimal rule violations; Adjustment -
follows directions and works on treatment goals; Transition - takes responsibility for actions and develops realtistic future plans; Honors - exhibits responsible behavior, confidence and
cooperation
                                                  SERVICE PLAN PROGRESS
   Is youth cooperative with staff in working on Service Plan objectives?             Yes          No
   Overall progress:     # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %

                 Offense / Restorative Justice                                    Family and Residential Circumstances
   # of Goals:              Completion Status:                 %            # of Goals:                Completion Status:               %
Has youth addressed his/her offense?             Yes           No      Receives regular visits from family?                  Yes         No

Comments:                                                              Appropriate interaction with family?                  Yes         No

                                                                       Comments:



                  Interpersonal Adjustment                                                    Education / Vocation
   # of Goals:              Completion Status:                 %            # of Goals:                Completion Status:               %
Behavior:                                                                   Grade Level:                   GED Prep?         Yes         No
     Cooperative             Aggressive            Impulsive
     Uncooperative           Withdrawn              Angry                      Course                                        Grade
     Manipulative            Anxious               Remorseful           1
     Other:                                                             2
                             Highly              Poorly                 3
                                       Skilled
                             Skilled             Skilled                4
Problem-solving skills                                                  5
Decision-making skills
Communication skills                                                   Classroom Behavior:              Satisfactory         Unsatisfactory

                             Appropriate     Inappropriate             Type of Vocational Education:                   Not Applicable
Respect for authority
Interaction with staff                                                 Academic Achievements
Interaction with peers

Comments:                                                              Comments:



                       Behavioral Health                                                        Physical Health
   # of Goals:              Completion Status:                 %            # of Goals:                Completion Status:               %
   Behavioral health treatment plan?                Yes        No                                                  Yes         No       N/A
                                                                            Compliant with medications
   Psychotropic Medications:               Compliant                        Compliant with treatment regimen
                                           Non-Compliant                    Recognizes own health issues
                                           Not Applicable                   Seeks medical care when needed
Comments: (including any major mental health concerns)                 Comments: (including any major health concerns)



                                                           Transition / Aftercare
      Pending Judicial Decision              Home Placement             Alternate Placement     Specify:

   Services:
      Community Supervision                                             Behavior Aid
      Intensive Supervision Program                                     Tracking
      Mult-Service Center                                               Family Counseling
      Alcohol/Drug Counseling                                           Electronic Monitoring
      Independent Living                                                Wrap Around
      Other (specify)                                                   Other (specify)
      Other (specify)                                                   Other (specify)
                                                    Recommendation
                                               Date last     Next update   Comments
                                               updated          due
  Service Plan (every 90 days)
  CRN Re-Assessment (every 6 months)
  Custody/Housing Assessment (every 90 days)

                                                           Comments




Signatures:

                           Youth:                                             Date:

     Facility Case Manager:                                                   Date:

  YDC Director (or designee):                                                 Date:

       Approving Authority:                                                   Date:
              (if applicable)
                                                                                                   Youth Status Report

                                                                                        Superior Court Six Month Report


Youth:                                                                                                DOB:                                         County:

Report Date:                                                              YDC Admission Date:

                                                                                  Contact Information
                    Parent/Guardian                                     Residential (YDC) Case Manager                                       Community Case Manager (JPPS)

Name                                                             Name                                                                Name


Street Address                                                   Street Address                                                      Street Address


City, State   ZIP                                                City, State   ZIP                                                   City, State   ZIP


Phone Number                                                     Phone Number                                                        Phone Number

                                                                                               CRN
 CRN Risk:                                                                                                     Service Level:

                                   Offense History                                                                                      Youth's Behavior
                                                                                                                                                           Since                 Since
Commitment Date:                                                                                                                                         Admission             Last Report
                                                                                                         Minor Behavior Report
Current Offense:                                                                                         Major Behavior Report
                                                                                                         Disciplinary Confinement
                                                                                                         Escape
Charges Pending:                     County:
      Yes (specify)                                                                                                        Custody Level:
      No
                                                                                                                  Behavior Mgt. Level:
Release Date:               Minimum
                            Maximum                                                                      Comments:




                         Sex Offender Programming                                                                           Substance Abuse Programming
          Yes (see below)                                No                                              Alcohol & Drug Education?                            Yes               No

    Relapses?                    Yes                No                                                   Relapses?                    Yes                No                Not Applicable

    Services: (groups, individual counselings, etc.)                                                     Services: (groups, RSAT, etc.)
    1                                                                                                    1
    2                                                                                                    2
    3                                                                                                    3

    Comments:                                                                                            Comments:




KEY TO TERMS
Minor Behavior Report: Behaviors that are forbidden by rules, but are not immediately threatening/dangerous to self, others or facility security
Major Behavior Report: Behaviors that may cause harm to others and represent a threat to the safety, control and security of the facility
Disciplinary Confinement: The separation of a youth from others for disciplinary reasons
Custody Level: A rating of the risk posed by the youth to the safe and secure operation of the facility; used when making housing and programming decisions
Behavior Management Program Level: Youth's level of adjustment and achievement at the facility. Orientation - interacts with others and has minimal rule violations; Adjustment - follows
directions and works on treatment goals; Transition - takes responsibility for actions and develops realtistic future plans; Honors - exhibits responsible behavior, confidence and cooperation
                                                          SERVICE PLAN PROGRESS
   Is youth cooperative with staff in working on Service Plan objectives?                    Yes            No
   Overall progress:       # of Goals:                        Completion Status:                 %

                  Offense / Restorative Justice                                             Family and Residential Circumstances
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %           # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
Has youth addressed his/her offense?                    Yes            No      Receives regular visits from family?                     Yes          No

Comments:                                                                      Appropriate interaction with family?                     Yes          No

                                                                               Comments:



                    Interpersonal Adjustment                                                            Education / Vocation
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %           # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
Behavior:                                                                          Grade Level:                      GED Prep?          Yes          No
      Cooperative              Aggressive                 Impulsive
      Uncooperative            Withdrawn                   Angry                      Course                                             Grade
      Manipulative             Anxious                    Remorseful           1
      Other:                                                                   2
                                Highly                   Poorly                3
                                              Skilled
                                Skilled                  Skilled               4
Problem-solving skills                                                         5
Decision-making skills
Communication skills                                                           Classroom Behavior:                 Satisfactory         Unsatisfactory

                                Appropriate         Inappropriate              Type of Vocational Education:                      Not Applicable
Respect for authority
Interaction with staff                                                         Academic Achievements
Interaction with peers

Comments:                                                                      Comments:



                         Behavioral Health                                                                 Physical Health
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %           # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
   Behavioral health treatment plan?                       Yes         No                                                         Yes      No       N/A
                                                                                   Compliant with medications
   Psychotropic Medications:                    Compliant                          Compliant with treatment regimen
                                                Non-Compliant                      Recognizes own health issues
                                                Not Applicable                     Seeks medical care when needed
Comments: (including any major mental health concerns)                         Comments: (including any major health concerns)



                                                                   Transition / Aftercare
       Pending Judicial Decision                    Home Placement              Alternate Placement     Specify:

   Services:
      Community Supervision                                                     Behavior Aid
      Intensive Supervision Program                                             Tracking
      Mult-Service Center                                                       Family Counseling
      Alcohol/Drug Counseling                                                   Electronic Monitoring
      Independent Living                                                        Wrap Around
      Other (specify)                                                           Other (specify)
      Other (specify)                                                           Other (specify)
                                                             Overall Progress
                                         Warning   Caution        Minimum       Moderate   Major

                                                               Comments




Signatures:

                                Youth:                                                       Date:

       Facility Case Manager:                                                                Date:

    YDC Director (or designee):                                                              Date:

         Approving Authority:                                                                Date:
              (if applicable)
                                                                                                   Youth Status Report

                                                                                     Designated Felon Six Month Report


Youth:                                                                                                DOB:                                         County:

Report Date:                                                              YDC Admission Date:

                                                                                  Contact Information
                    Parent/Guardian                                     Residential (YDC) Case Manager                                       Community Case Manager (JPPS)

Name                                                             Name                                                                Name


Street Address                                                   Street Address                                                      Street Address


City, State   ZIP                                                City, State   ZIP                                                   City, State   ZIP


Phone Number                                                     Phone Number                                                        Phone Number

                                                                                               CRN
 CRN Risk:                                                                                                     Service Level:

                                   Offense History                                                                                      Youth's Behavior
                                                                                                                                                           Since                 Since
Commitment Date:                                                                                                                                         Admission             Last Report
                                                                                                         Minor Behavior Report
Current Offense:                                                                                         Major Behavior Report
                                                                                                         Disciplinary Confinement
                                                                                                         Escape
Charges Pending:                     County:
      Yes (specify)                                                                                                        Custody Level:
      No
                                                                                                                  Behavior Mgt. Level:
Release Date:               Minimum
                            Maximum                                                                      Comments:




                         Sex Offender Programming                                                                           Substance Abuse Programming
          Yes (see below)                                No                                              Alcohol & Drug Education?                            Yes               No

    Relapses?                    Yes                No                                                   Relapses?                    Yes                No                Not Applicable

    Services: (groups, individual counselings, etc.)                                                     Services: (groups, RSAT, etc.)
    1                                                                                                    1
    2                                                                                                    2
    3                                                                                                    3

    Comments:                                                                                            Comments:




KEY TO TERMS
Minor Behavior Report: Behaviors that are forbidden by rules, but are not immediately threatening/dangerous to self, others or facility security
Major Behavior Report: Behaviors that may cause harm to others and represent a threat to the safety, control and security of the facility
Disciplinary Confinement: The separation of a youth from others for disciplinary reasons
Custody Level: A rating of the risk posed by the youth to the safe and secure operation of the facility; used when making housing and programming decisions
Behavior Management Program Level: Youth's level of adjustment and achievement at the facility. Orientation - interacts with others and has minimal rule violations; Adjustment - follows
directions and works on treatment goals; Transition - takes responsibility for actions and develops realtistic future plans; Honors - exhibits responsible behavior, confidence and cooperation
                                                          SERVICE PLAN PROGRESS
   Is youth cooperative with staff in working on Service Plan objectives?                     Yes            No
   Overall progress:       # of Goals:                        Completion Status:                  %

                  Offense / Restorative Justice                                              Family and Residential Circumstances
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %            # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
Has youth addressed his/her offense?                    Yes            No       Receives regular visits from family?                     Yes          No

Comments:                                                                       Appropriate interaction with family?                     Yes          No

                                                                                Comments:



                    Interpersonal Adjustment                                                             Education / Vocation
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %            # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
Behavior:                                                                           Grade Level:                      GED Prep?          Yes          No
      Cooperative              Aggressive                 Impulsive
      Uncooperative            Withdrawn                   Angry                       Course                                             Grade
      Manipulative             Anxious                    Remorseful            1
      Other:                                                                    2
                                Highly                   Poorly                 3
                                              Skilled
                                Skilled                  Skilled                4
Problem-solving skills                                                          5
Decision-making skills
Communication skills                                                            Classroom Behavior:                 Satisfactory         Unsatisfactory

                                Appropriate         Inappropriate               Type of Vocational Education:                      Not Applicable
Respect for authority
Interaction with staff                                                          Academic Achievements
Interaction with peers

Comments:                                                                       Comments:



                         Behavioral Health                                                                  Physical Health
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                       %            # of Goals:                     Completion Status:               %
   Behavioral health treatment plan?                       Yes         No                                                          Yes      No       N/A
                                                                                    Compliant with medications
   Psychotropic Medications:                    Compliant                           Compliant with treatment regimen
                                                Non-Compliant                       Recognizes own health issues
                                                Not Applicable                      Seeks medical care when needed
Comments: (including any major mental health concerns)                          Comments: (including any major health concerns)



                                                                   Transition / Aftercare
       Pending Judicial Decision                    Home Placement               Alternate Placement     Specify:

   Services:
      Community Supervision                                                      Behavior Aid
      Intensive Supervision Program                                              Tracking
      Mult-Service Center                                                        Family Counseling
      Alcohol/Drug Counseling                                                    Electronic Monitoring
      Independent Living                                                         Wrap Around
      Other (specify)                                                            Other (specify)
      Other (specify)                                                            Other (specify)

                                                                     Overall Progress
                                   Warning              Caution             Minimum           Moderate                 Major
                                                                                      Recommendation

      RELEASE ON MINIMUM                                                                                                          EARLY RELEASE
         (requires facility Director approval)                                                                                       (requires Asst. Deputy Commissioner approval)
      Youth meets the following criteria:                                                                                       Youth meets the following criteria:
      • Actively participating in assigned program                                                                               • Not high custody or high CRN risk
      • Progressing on 75% of his/her Service Plan goals                                                                         • Extenuating circumstances
      • Progressing in the facility behavior management program                                                                  • Negative impact on youth and/or family
      • Reduction in the number of founded major disciplinary reports                                                              if youth remains at YDC
      • Compliant with critical medications                                                                                      • Alternate placement available that better
                                                                                                                                   meets the risk and needs of the youth

      EXTENSION BEYOND MINIMUM                                                                                                    EXTENSION BEYOND MAXIMUM
         (requires Regional Administrator approval)                                                                                  (requires Asst. Deputy Commissioner approval)
      Youth meets the following criteria:                                                                                       Youth meets the following criteria:
       • Specific goal to be achieved by extension that                                                                          • Specific goal to be achieved by extension that
         cannot be accomodated in the community                                                                                    cannot be accomodated in the community
         (explain in "Comments" below)                                                                                             (explain in "Comments" below)

      Projected Release Date:*                                                                                                  Projected Release Date:*
     (no more than 30 days beyond minimum)                                                                                      (no more than 30 days beyond maximum)

                                                                                            Comments
         Justify the recommendation listed above. Identify the specific goal to be achieved that furthers the DJJ mission (safety, accountability, competency) and can not be met in the community.




Signatures:

                                Youth:                                                                                                                         Date:

       Facility Case Manager:                                                                                                                                  Date:

    YDC Director (or designee):                                                                                                                                Date:

         Approving Authority:                                                                                                                                  Date:
              (if applicable)
                                                                                                  Youth Status Report

                                                                                                  YDC Release Review


Youth:                                                                                               DOB:                                        County:

Report Date:                                                              YDC Admission Date:

                                                                                  Contact Information
                 Parent/Guardian                                       Residential (YDC) Case Manager                                      Community Case Manager (JPPS)

Name                                                            Name                                                               Name


Street Address                                                  Street Address                                                     Street Address


City, State   ZIP                                               City, State   ZIP                                                  City, State   ZIP


Phone Number                                                    Phone Number                                                       Phone Number

                                                                                              CRN
 CRN Risk:                                                                                                    Service Level:

                                   Offense History                                                                                     Youth's Behavior
                                                                                                                                                         Since                 Since
Commitment Date:                                                                                                                                       Admission             Last Report
                                                                                                        Minor Behavior Report
Current Offense:                                                                                        Major Behavior Report
                                                                                                        Disciplinary Confinement
                                                                                                        Escape
Charges Pending:                     County:
      Yes (specify)                                                                                                       Custody Level:
      No
                                                                                                                 Behavior Mgt. Level:
Release Date:              Minimum
                           Maximum                                                                      Comments:




                         Sex Offender Programming                                                                          Substance Abuse Programming
          Yes (see below)                               No                                              Alcohol & Drug Education?                           Yes               No

    Relapses?                    Yes               No                                                   Relapses?                   Yes                No                Not Applicable

    Services: (groups, individual counselings, etc.)                                                    Services: (groups, RSAT, etc.)
    1                                                                                                   1
    2                                                                                                   2
    3                                                                                                   3

    Comments:                                                                                           Comments:




KEY TO TERMS
Minor Behavior Report: Behaviors that are forbidden by rules, but are not immediately threatening/dangerous to self, others or facility security
Major Behavior Report: Behaviors that may cause harm to others and represent a threat to the safety, control and security of the facility
Disciplinary Confinement: The separation of a youth from others for disciplinary reasons
Custody Level: A rating of the risk posed by the youth to the safe and secure operation of the facility; used when making housing and programming decisions
Behavior Management Program Level: Youth's level of adjustment and achievement at the facility. Orientation - interacts with others and has minimal rule violations; Adjustment - follows
directions and works on treatment goals; Transition - takes responsibility for actions and develops realtistic future plans; Honors - exhibits responsible behavior, confidence and cooperation
                                                         SERVICE PLAN PROGRESS
   Is youth cooperative with staff in working on Service Plan objectives?                   Yes            No
   Overall progress:       # of Goals:                       Completion Status:                 %

                 Offense / Restorative Justice                                             Family and Residential Circumstances
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                      %           # of Goals:                 Completion Status:                   %
Has youth addressed his/her offense?                   Yes            No      Receives regular visits from family?                     Yes          No

Comments:                                                                     Appropriate interaction with family?                     Yes          No

                                                                              Comments:



                    Interpersonal Adjustment                                                           Education / Vocation
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                      %           # of Goals:                 Completion Status:                   %
Behavior:                                                                         Grade Level:                     GED Prep?           Yes          No
      Cooperative              Aggressive                Impulsive
      Uncooperative            Withdrawn                  Angry                      Course                                             Grade
      Manipulative             Anxious                   Remorseful           1
      Other:                                                                  2
                                Highly                  Poorly                3
                                             Skilled
                                Skilled                 Skilled               4
Problem-solving skills                                                        5
Decision-making skills
Communication skills                                                          Classroom Behavior:                 Satisfactory         Unsatisfactory

                               Appropriate         Inappropriate              Type of Vocational Education:                      Not Applicable
Respect for authority
Interaction with staff                                                        Academic Achievements
Interaction with peers

Comments:                                                                     Comments:



                         Behavioral Health                                                                Physical Health
   # of Goals:                Completion Status:                      %           # of Goals:                 Completion Status:                   %
   Behavioral health treatment plan?                      Yes         No                                                         Yes     No        N/A
                                                                                  Compliant with medications
   Psychotropic Medications:                   Compliant                          Compliant with treatment regimen
                                               Non-Compliant                      Recognizes own health issues
                                               Not Applicable                     Seeks medical care when needed
Comments: (including any major mental health concerns)                        Comments: (including any major health concerns)



                                                                  Transition / Aftercare
       Pending Judicial Decision                   Home Placement              Alternate Placement     Specify:

   Services:
      Community Supervision                                                    Behavior Aid
      Intensive Supervision Program                                            Tracking
      Mult-Service Center                                                      Family Counseling
      Alcohol/Drug Counseling                                                  Electronic Monitoring
      Independent Living                                                       Wrap Around
      Other (specify)                                                          Other (specify)
      Other (specify)                                                          Other (specify)
                                                                                      Recommendation

      RELEASE ON MINIMUM                                                                                                           EARLY RELEASE
         (requires facility Director approval)                                                                                         (requires Asst. Deputy Commissioner approval)
      Youth meets the following criteria:                                                                                         Youth meets the following criteria:
      • Actively participating in assigned program                                                                                 • Not high custody or high CRN risk
      • Progressing on 75% of his/her Service Plan goals                                                                           • Extenuating circumstances
      • Progressing in the facility behavior management program                                                                    • Negative impact on youth and/or family
      • Reduction in the number of founded major disciplinary reports                                                                if youth remains at YDC
      • Compliant with critical medications                                                                                        • Alternate placement available that better
                                                                                                                                     meets the risk and needs of the youth

      EXTENSION BEYOND MINIMUM                                                                                                     EXTENSION BEYOND MAXIMUM
         (requires Regional Administrator approval)                                                                                    (requires Asst. Deputy Commissioner approval)
     Youth meets the following criteria:                                                                                          Youth meets the following criteria:
      • Specific goal to be achieved by extension that                                                                             • Specific goal to be achieved by extension that
        cannot be accomodated in the community                                                                                       cannot be accomodated in the community
        (explain in "Comments" below)                                                                                                (explain in "Comments" below)

     Projected Release Date:*                                                                                                     Projected Release Date:*
     (no more than 30 days beyond minimum)                                                                                        (no more than 30 days beyond maximum)

                                                                                             Comments
          Justify the recommendation listed above. Identify the specific goal to be achieved that furthers the DJJ mission (safety, accountability, competency) and can not be met in the community.




Signatures:

                                Youth:                                                                                                                           Date:

       Facility Case Manager:                                                                                                                                    Date:

    YDC Director (or designee):                                                                                                                                  Date:

         Approving Authority:                                                                                                                                    Date:
              (if applicable)

								
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