How soon after my child is placed in FPP will s/he meet with the Deputy Probation Officer?

The orders are normally received by the Deputy Probation Officer within 5 working days. These orders are necessary before your child can be assigned to FPP. The Deputy Probation Officer will contact you within one or two workings days of having received the order.

What is an FPP booking?

The Court has given Deputy Probation Officers the discretion to detain children in the Juvenile Hall for up to 5 days without a Court appearance.  Children who are Court ordered to participate in the Family Preservation Program (FPP) can be detained for being in violation of their Court Orders. The Deputy Probation Officer will always explain to the parent why the child is being detained.

Why does my child’s case have to go to Court every 90 days?

The Court requires information every 90 days on the progress of children who are ordered to participate in FPP. The child and parent may not have to appear in Court if they are performing well and the Deputy Probation Officer or Judge gives them permission to not appear.

What is the difference between FPP and other Probation programs?

FPP is designed to provide intensive probation supervision in conjunction with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and/or community based services to avoid an out-of-home Placement Order.  The child, parent and Judge sign an FPP agreement, which allows for immediate interventions.  Deputy Probation Officers have small caseload numbers, which allows the FPP Deputy Probation Officer to see your child more frequently, both at home and school. Deputy Probation Officers collaborate with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and other community services to help determine the best treatment and intervention for your child and family. Your family will be required to participate in family counseling.  The Court requires progress reviews every 90 days.