Services Offered



Intervention/Prevention Programs
Non-Court and Court Involved Youth

Parenting Classes

This program is an activity based curriculum designed to empower parents with the skills necessary to transform adolescent destructive behavior and to teach behavior management techniques. There is no cost to parents to complete this program and all materials necessary to complete the course are provided.

Forward Thinking

This series consists of 9 workbooks which use evidence based strategies to assist youth involved with the Criminal Justice System in making positive changes to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The probation department offers groups for 5 of the 9 journals. The youth start with the “What Got Me Here” workbook and progress through the series utilizing workbooks appropriate to their situation. The workbooks used include: What Got Me Here, Substance Abuse, Responsible Behavior, Individual Change Plan, Family, Handling Difficult Feelings, Relationships and Communication, Victim Awareness, and Reentry Planning.

Walk-In and Crisis Intervention

Families needing immediate family or youth intervention can call or walk-in to set an appointment with the on-call probation staff (usually that day or the next) in hopes of offering immediate family support.

Community Service

Offenders provide a variety of services in Elko County thus saving thousands to the taxpayers. These services include cleaning of parks, youth athletic fields, schools, public buildings, and special requests from time to time.


The Alternatives Youth Diversion Program is designed for individuals under 21 years of age who have been arrested for alcohol and other drug-related violations. This program is designed not only to give you facts, but also the tools and support to help you make positive changes to your behavior every day. This program will work best if you are willing to explore the choices that led to your offense, and openly express your thoughts and feelings about your current situation. Your time here can have a positive impact on your life. It is up to you to make the most of it.

Drug Testing

Those youth who have a documented history of drug use/abuse and are court ordered to be drug tested. These youth are constantly monitored for potential drug use to insure compliance of court orders.

Electronic Monitoring/GPS

Many youth require different levels of supervision depending on their risk. Often electronic devices help in monitoring our highest risk offenders while providing additional safety for the public. 



Making victims whole is paramount in out day to day dealing with offenders. Whenever possible, restitution is collected and given back to victims of juvenile crime. There are limits as younger juveniles do not have access to jobs. In those cases we can assist in informing victims how to collect restitution through civil court proceedings.

Public Safety

Court supervision not only monitors compliance with probation orders, but also provides an additional means of providing public safety.

Juvenile Drug Court
Juvenile Drug Court is a program of treatment for adolescents that have problems with drugs or alcohol. The difference between Juvenile Drug Court and regular treatment is that the Juvenile Court supervises the program of treatment. The adolescents who come to Juvenile Drug Court are called “Participants.” The other people in drug court make up “the Team. “The program has lots of parts that come together to create a program of treatment to help the Participants stay clean and sober.

Girls Circle

A structured support group for girls from 9-18 years which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths and competence in girls. Also, offered under the model is Mother-Daughter Circle, for mothers or female caregivers and their daughters.

Boys Council

A strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives - individually and collectively! 

China Springs Youth Camp/Aurora Pines Girls Facility
Residential services for those youth who require full time supervision. Many of these are our highest risk youth who have failed probation services. Youth who participated are generally placed for a period of 4-6 months then placed back in the community under court supervision.