The Denton County Juvenile Probation Department contracts with area counseling agencies to provide individual, family, and group counseling to referred juveniles and their families. Examples of some of the programming available are:
- Anger Management: the Juvenile Probation Department's anger management program is a psychoeducational program geared toward cognitive and behavioral change and a reduction in aggression. It provides a highly structured format employing a combination of education, group interaction and role play to equip participants with alternatives to aggression.
- Family Preservation: provides in-home based services and provides families with a strength-based approach which focuses on the skills and abilities of the youth and family. The focus is on mobilizing all familial, community, school and other supportive services so the youth and family can make positive changes in their behaviors and lives.
- Drug and Alcohol Counseling: services are arranged by the department to provide individual, family, and group therapy in the area of drug abuse and addiction at varying levels of intensity, based on the level of substance abuse or addiction. The services vary from psychoeducation groups such as the Substance Abuse Family Education (SAFE) program operated by the Juvenile Probation Department to intensive treatment programs available in the community.
For a complete list of counseling programs available through the juvenile probation department, go to the Juvenile Probation Program Registry.