Detention Services for Juveniles (DSJ)


Onsite Case Manager


Mission Possible has an onsite case manager at Spring Creek Youth Services Center, who provides services within the detention center to include managing the district's detention bed allocation, communicating with the courts, law enforcement, probation, other districts and juvenile justice system professionals in monitoring the use of the detention beds, providing juvenile screening services during normal business hours and adhering to the district's juvenile screening and emergency release policies. The onsite case manager provides support to youth who are in detention through weekly visits to each POD. During POD visits, youth in detention are able to ask questions and access information about their current status. This onsite case manager is also an available contact person for parents/guardians of youth who are being detained. The onsite case manager collects weekly updated information from the courts and professionals regarding detained youth. This position helps ensure that those youth who are detained, as well as involved family members and professionals are able to receive accurate information on the youth detention status.

Juvenile Assessor

Juvenile Assessors complete self-reported interviews with youth and families on all pre-adjudicated and sentenced youth entering juvenile detention. The assessment will be typed into a detention report and includes strengths, needs, and culture pertaining to each individual family.
All youth, including those who are pre-adjudicated, adjudicated and sentenced, will complete a risk assessment survey with the juvenile assessors each time they are admitted into the detention facility. This survey determines a youths risk to recidivate and is required to be administered at each time a youth enters detention according to Senate Bill 94 standards.

The results of the detention report and a juvenile's risk score are submitted to the courts at each youth's 48-hour detention hearing. Based on the assessment, reports will have release or detention recommendations that include suggestions for follow up services for both the youth and/or the family. Mission Possible assessors employ restorative justice principals through taking into account victim safety, ensuring community safety, and holding youth accountable by detaining high risk youth when making recommendations.

Case Management


Case Managers provide case management services for youth released from Spring Creek Youth Services Center. Case Managers assist youth and families to identify and meet their needs by providing appropriate referrals for services. The family's voice is valued and especially important when determining which services, if any, are needed for the family. There is ongoing communication and follow up between families and case managers regarding changes in the family's needs. If services are in place, regular communication between case managers and service providers is also an ongoing way to ensure needs are being met for families and that services are properly being rendered and utilized. Case managers will attend pertinent staffing on youth and will accompany youth to court regularly. Updates on the youth and families progress, as well as the youth level of compliance, is provided to the courts on a regular basis by the case manager. As needs and concerns arise or change, the case manager will continue to support families with options to meet their needs.

Tracking and Electronic Home Monitoring


Mission Possible provides in home detention services for the 11th Judicial District. There are two full time case managers who are located in the Canon City Mission Possible Office. There is also a part time case manager, who utilizes office space in Fairplay and Salida's probation departments. All case managers are available to provide tracking and electronic home monitoring for any youth who screen to in-home detention level, and who are sentenced or under court order to be on in home detention services. The two Canon City case managers provide services for youth primarily in Fremont County and Custer County. The part time case manager is available to provide tracking and electronic home monitoring primarily for youth in Park County and Chafee County. The case managers coordinate the youth's schedule with parent(s)/guardian(s), youth and professionals, to ensure that youth are accountable at all times. If a youth is on the electric home monitor, the same tracking services are provided, along with an electronic device that signals an immediate alert to the case manager if the youth is out of range from their designated location. Updates on the youth progress, or lack thereof, while on in home detention services are provided regularly to the courts and involved professionals.