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Special Needs Unit

The Special Needs Unit (S.N.U.) helps youth who are on formal probation with a mental health diagnosis which could lead to more criminal behavior and affect their ability to follow probation guidelines. These youth often have traditional probation requirements such as attending school and not using drugs and alcohol, but they also must comply with therapeutic treatment. The youth and family receive wraparound services from community partners for therapeutic treatments, case management from specially trained probation officers and special attention from judges with extra review hearings.