Yes. The goal of FRS and the Juvenile Court is to offer families crisis stabilization services that prevent the need for At Risk Youth petitions being filed.
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If the court makes a finding of contempt at a contempt hearing, the court may impose coercive sanctions, such as research papers or community service hours, alternatives to secure detention such as work crew or electronic home monitoring, confinement for up to seven days in juvenile detention or a fine, or any combination of these sanctions.
Family Reconciliation Services (FRS) is a voluntary program, offered through the Department of Youth and Family Services (DCYF). FRS serves youth and families who are in conflict and youth who are engaging in at risk behaviors.
Family Reconciliation Services (FRS) provides support to families and adolescents, between the ages of 12 through 17. FRS services are meant to resolve crisis situations and prevent unnecessary out of home placement. They are not designed to be long-term services. The services offered by FRS are designed to assess and stabilize the family's situation.
The shared goal of FRS and the Pierce County Juvenile Court is to return the family to a pre-crisis state and to work with the family to identify alternative methods of handling similar conflicts. If longer-term service needs are identified, FRS will help facilitate getting the youth and his/her family into on-going services within the community.
What services are offered through FRS?
FRS services may include, but are not limited to:
FRS can be reached directly by calling (888) 713-6115.
Family Reconciliation Services will complete a Family Assessment and offer support services to the family. Once the Verification of Family Assessment is completed, the parent or legal guardian has two choices: