The Wabash County JJC was formed in 2006, after the establishment of the SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Plan) Committee. The JJC works with youth in Wabash County that has been placed into the Juvenile Justice System. We offer several programs during the year to help youth both repair the harm that was caused and learn alternate thinking and coping skills. Some of the courses we offer are:
- Evening Reporting: A cognitive behavior therapy class that teaches youth better ways to handlestress, deal with adults, and make better choices. There is also time for tutoring and homework, and dinner is prepared/catered each evening.
- Aggression Replacement Training: ART is a 30 session program that teaches youth to control their anger better and learn how to de-escalate situations.
- Peer Jury: Began in 2008 in the community, then was adopted into the school system and changed into Restorative Practices.
- Adopt-A-Highway: A two mile stretch of IL 15 that is used for youth to do community service obligations.
- Insight: An alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) early intervention program that shows the dangers of ATOD use to youth.
The JJC is not funded by any budget or grants. All funds are raised in the community to provide the
courses at no charge to the youth and their families.