WHAT IS THE SBCJAC?

The Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Assessment Center (SBCJAC ) strives to keep youth at home and out of juvenile justice and human services systems by connecting families with supportive services to promote safe, healthy and happy kids.

OUR MISSION

The Juvenile Assessment Center strives to provide and maintain a single point of entry utilizing a centralized facility for individualized processing, assessing, screening and referring of at-risk youth and juveniles in crisis. Read more…

OUR HISTORY

In an effort to fill gaps in the juvenile justice system, offer preventative services to at-risk youth in the community and to promote the sharing of information amongst community agencies involved with at risk youth, the Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Assessment Center was formed. Read more…

WHO WE ARE

The Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Assessment Center (SBCJAC) is a fluid program providing a variety of services through a collective effort between Juvenile Assessment Center staff, community mental health providers, Scotts Bluff County law enforcement agencies, community programs and Scotts Bluff County schools.

The SBCJAC is a relatively new program made possible by the Community-based Juvenile Aid Grant from the Nebraska Crime Commission.

WHAT WE DO

Minimize individual and community harm by keeping youths from becoming more involved in the juvenile justice system. We do this by assessing and responding to the crisis and ongoing needs of youth and families, partnering with community based agencies to provide coordinated responses for youth and families, providing resources to juveniles and their families and providing information on how the juvenile justice system functions.

WHO WE WORK WITH

  • Scotts Bluff County School Districts
  • The YMCA
  • Capstone Child Advocacy Center
  • Scotts Bluff County Sherriff’s Department
  • Doves
  • Cirrus House
  • Panhandle Mental Health Group
  • Gering and Scottsbluff Police Departments
  • Panhandle MMA

HOW WE HELP

At the SBCJAC we understand that the adolescent and teen years can be extremely challenging and the transition from child to adult is difficult. We are dedicated to providing the youth of our community and their families support during this trying time. It is imperative for these youth to have community involvement and healthy, safe opportunities to develop into happy, adjusted adults. Our team is here to help! We are ready to provide early interventions Monday – Friday.

Need assistance now? Call Liz MacDonald at 308.225.1077.