There are three Juvenile Day Reporting Centers (DRC’s) for youth in San Bernardino County. The San Bernardino County Probation Department offers community-based treatment programs designed to provide youth a variety of intervention and prevention services.
The classes and programs offered to youth follow the National Curriculum & Training Institute (NCTI) curriculums. All of these curriculums are cognitively designed, evidenced-based, and have been demonstrated to be effective in changing behavior and reducing recidivism rates. Also, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) has partnered with NCTI to assist in providing these curriculums to community corrections practitioners throughout North America.
Some of the DRC classes available to youth:
ANGER MANAGEMENT/VICTIM AWARENESS
This program is designed to teach youth personal skills to deal responsibly with stress and frustration and to acknowledge the consequences of their behavior. Youth learn to recognize their personal warning signs when emotions begin to get out of control.
DRUG & ALCOHOL
This program focuses on youth who may be at risk to use drugs or alcohol and teaches youth how experimentation can possibly lead to habitual use. Participants learn to identify and cope with the factors that influence unwanted behaviors that may lead to the use of drugs or alcohol.
This component is designed to help youth understand the importance of school and prompts them to set concrete goals for graduation. This class will explore their decisions and choices and how it may affect their futures.
GIRLS CIRCLE / THE COUNCIL FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN
These are gender specific support groups for boys and girls 7 to 17 years of age. These groups address issues related specifically towards young men and women. The Council challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man.” Girls Circle allows girls to express themselves through activities such as role-playing, drama, journaling, poetry, movement, and art.
The Parent Project teaches parents to practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviors such as truancy, alcohol and other drug use, gang, running away and violence.
ALIVE @ 25
This is a 4-hour defensive driving course for drivers ages 15 to 18 years of age. The course is designed to be an early intervention program to minimize future traffic violations, collisions, and fatalities.
Youth will learn to understand how shoplifting affects them, their families and the community.
BE PROUD, BE RESPONSIBLE
This is a sexual education class that is designed to inform youth about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention. The class is facilitated by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
This is a teen parenting class that promotes positive parenting styles and healthy child development.
This program focuses on the effects of vandalism and the impact of damages to homeowners, businesses, schools, communities, and individuals.
JOB SKILLS/LIFE SKILLS
This is a program designed to assist a young adult, 15 ½ to 18 years of age, to prepare for employment skills to locate jobs and job retention.
DRC locations may offer services specific to certain sites.