Brief Program Summary: Day Reporting programs provide intensive supervision to children
ages 7-18 exhibiting a pattern of delinquent behavior. The primary functions of Day Reporting
can include intensive supervision, utilization of a cognitive behavior change approach, and be
utilized to prevent the removal of the child from the home, to increase community safety, and to
improve family functioning.
Day Reporting programs can vary in the intensity and length of supervision and service hours the
child and family receive. A typical day is between 4-6 hours.
The Day Reporting service is also designed to provide an environment in which each child can
develop the skills necessary for successful living, and to alter the previous environment of the
child so that newly acquired skills are encouraged and old inappropriate behaviors are
discouraged. Family involvement is highly encouraged. The service also addresses the
educational needs of the individual child, based on an assessment of their academic progress.
The Day Reporting service provides daily supervision and structured activities for youth who
require more intensive oversight, as an alternative to secure detention. This program serves pre-
or post-adjudicated youth, children in need of services through the Department of Child Services
and its affiliates, and through school partnership with non-systems involved youth.
Success Metrics: To evaluate the effectiveness of Day Reporting programming the following
tools are used:
• Pre/Post Test
• Survey to Client/Parent/Referral Source
• Exit Interview
• Successful Case Closure in Juvenile Court
LDR & CC PREP – 7
• Successful transition back into the school system/community/home
• No disruption in placement
• Recidivism Rates