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:
Juvenile Anger Management (JAM): 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: Juvenile Probation Department’s Family Preservation Program provides In-Home based services and provides families with a strength-based approach which focuses on the youth and the family’s skills and abilities. The focus is on mobilizing all familial, community, schools and supportive services so the youth and family can make positive changes in their behaviors and lives.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling Group: groups 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 groups vary from psychoeducational groups to intensive treatment.