Angie Crews greeted the Huddle audience by asking if any of the departments had experienced a win recently.
The meeting was turned over to Bill Prince, Family Court and Juvenile Administrator and he started discussing the presentation of “How to Create a Win”. Do not start off trying to get an awards because it is the wrong type of motivation to get a project going, look for a need and it is okay to brag about your department.
Since 2013 the Juvenile Department has won multiple awards. Bill pointed out that they are all “Team” awards. In their normal operations, they recognized how to satisfy needs within their department.
To name a few of the programs developed:
RADAR (Responding Appropriately to Drug and Alcohol Referrals) is an initiative created to prevent use and dependency on illegal substances including drugs and alcohol in youth.
GEMS (Girls Empowering Minds and Spirits) is gender responsive programming through the juvenile justice system.
TNT (Teens in Transition) a program developed for older kids getting ready to age out of the foster care system in need of job skills and other resources to enter the workforce or college. Helping them be more successful.
GCYA (Greene County Youth Academy) is an intensive community based treatment program that provides educational services along with group, family, and individual counseling, life skills development, recreational opportunities, and cognitive behavioral treatment in a well-structured and supervised environment
Bills tips on “How to Create a Win”