When a youth comes to OYA, they are assigned a juvenile parole and probation officer from the county where they were adjudicated or convicted. As the primary case manager, the JPPO can answer questions and work with youth and their families to help plan a youth’s time in OYA custody.
A youth’s JPPO will be the same during their time in OYA custody, regardless of where they are living.
For DOC youth: As long as a youth is in OYA’s care, that youth will be assigned a JPPO. When they enter the adult system at the age of 25, they will be assigned a PO from Department of Corrections.
What is a Transition JPPO?
Nearly every service area of OYA has a transition juvenile parole and probation officer. This role is to develop resources for youth when they transition from one location to the next while in OYA custody. Some examples of what a transition JPPO does to help youth include helping them with:
- developing job skills
- navigating educational resources
- finding housing
- locating health resources