All Youthful Offenders shall be required to participate in all Youthful Offender programming deemed by Youthful Offender staff to be appropriate and necessary for successful completion of the program. Youthful Offender staff and LSI-R/Jesness results will determine programming.
If the victim is willing to meet with the offender and the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program Coordinator, the offender shall be required to participate in all meetings arranged by the Coordinator, until a successful reconciliation (restitution) plan is developed and agreed upon. If the victim is unwilling to participate, Youthful Offender Program staff shall arrange an alternate means for the offender to experience reconciliation.
Note: All Youthful Offender Program offenders may not participate in any gang activity, nor wear any gang related clothing or paraphernalia, including but not limited to: hats, caps, jackets, jewelry, or other clothing or paraphernalia evidencing any gang membership or affiliation. Offenders shall not make or possess any drawing, writing, graffiti or photographs showing or indicating street gang membership or affiliation.
Community service shall be approved by Youthful Offender program staff and be deemed to make a significant contribution to the community. Compliance with program requirements allows credit toward community service hours.
Youthful Offender Program offender may be assigned a mentor, as deemed necessary by Youthful Offender Program staff. If a mentor has been assigned, the offender shall be responsible for arranging one face-to-face contact and one telephone contact per week with the mentor. Youthful Offender program staff shall verity with mentor each week if these conditions are met.
If directed to do so by Youthful Offender staff, a Youthful Offender shall complete a series of job skill classes. Further, the offender shall obtain and maintain employment, as directed.
All Youthful Offender will have a 10 PM curfew unless otherwise decided by Youthful Offender staff or EMS offered. Reports of any missed curfews will be made at weekly staff meetings.
Youth at Risk Des Moines Area Community College course. All offenders are required to attend.
Each offender in the Youthful Offender program will have at least one face-to-face appointment with supervising agent per week. In addition each offender shall make one phone call per week with officer.
Note: After the offender progresses through the Youthful Offender Program, the supervising agent may require the offender only come in as necessary based on risk level.
At Youthful Offender Program staff discretion a home visit may be required.
Youthful Offender Program staff shall determine the need for curfew checks and whether or not checks shall be made in person or by telephone, but at least two per month shall be conducted unless the offender has demonstrated a need for increased surveillance.
Youthful Offender Program staff shall record all collateral contacts. Comments from referral agency staff present at weekly staff meetings may be counted as collateral contacts and recorded in case files, along with paper collaterals. In addition, at least one collateral contact shall be obtained from a family member or significant other when appropriate.
A staffing of Youthful Offender Program offenders shall occur weekly with Youthful Offender Program staff, County Attorney staff, other Department assigned staff, and representatives of referral components of Youthful Offender Program in attendance.
As each offender is staffed, Youthful Offender Program staff will be responsible for case file notations being made. New Youthful Offender Program offenders will be presented at the staffing by Youthful Offender Program staff who will provide enough information for all staffing members to become acquainted with the offender's situation and program plans.
Youthful Offender Program offenders shall be required to cooperate with evaluation of the program, whether still in the program, or under the supervision of the Department of Correctional Services.
The offender shall be required to read, or have read to him/her all components of the plan(s) before signing. The signature of the offender shall indicate the offender's understanding, agreement, and willingness to accomplish the plan(s). The offender shall be given a copy of all plans or other materials signed by him/her for the Youthful Offender Program.
Copies of the individual plan(s) shall be made available to persons attending the weekly staffing.