The Weekend Program began in the fall of 2004, and is an alternative to confinement for status offenders (Truancy, Dependency, and At-Risk-Youth) who are in contempt of their court order.
Youth are ordered to attend up to four Saturdays. Each Saturday consists of a three-hour class followed by three hours of community service. The program encourages status offenders to identify reasons for continued violation of at-risk and truancy petitions, and to learn the skills and specific steps needed to make better decisions in the future. In the afternoon youth participate in service activities at nonprofit sites or special projects throughout the community.