The Juvenile Assessment Center of Lee County (or JAC) is a partnership between community agencies that assists both “at-risk” and arrested youth. The JAC co-locates a variety of services which serves to streamline and to reduce duplication of services.
The community partners located at the JAC include:
Lee County Board of County Commissioners:
Provides the physical facility that houses the JAC service array.
Department of Juvenile Justice:
Screens arrested youth for detention and makes recommendations to the court.
Lutheran Services of Florida:
Provides screening/assessment for non-arrested youth, individual, and group counseling and parent groups.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office:
Provides management for the operation and coordination among the JAC partners.
In addition to partners physically located at the Juvenile Assessment Center, the JAC enjoys many partnerships with other agencies and organizations in the community.