Monroe County is seeking proposals for the Family Support Partner Project.
The Family Support Partner will provide individual support and education to families going through the juvenile justice system with their child and ensure that families understand the proceedings and become active partners in planning for their child.
The Family Support Partner will be familiar with all aspects of the juvenile justice system and be able to assist the family to advocate for their best interests.
The Family Support Partner will also focus on making sure parents get to court for all court dates, training and informing parents about alternatives to detention programs, assisting them in advocating for their child, and working with families during social investigations to prepare them for possible dispositional outcomes.
The Family Support Partner will engage families and facilitate community resources/linkages for petitioned PINS and pre-adjudicated and adjudicated JD youth.