The Chesterfield Adolescent Reporting Program, or CARP, provides a community-based detention alternative for youths who violate their terms of probation or who commit new crimes while on probation, and enlarges the range of existing detention alternatives available to probation officers in the 12th District Court Service Unit serving Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. The program provides highly structured and well-supervised group activities during the high-risk time period between 2 and 8 p.m., develops skills in youths that will support pro-social behaviors and provides opportunities to repair harm done to the community by engaging youths in community service activities.
Adolescent Reporting Program Referral - form is to be completed by the referring probation officer at the 12th District Court Service Unit (Juvenile Probation). The referral form should be faxed to 804-748-1295 or emailed to CARP@chesterfied.gov along with the youth's social history, and if applicable, EIP, YASI, and suspension letter, if available.
The mission of the Chesterfield Adolescent Reporting Program is to provide a community-based alternative to detention for moderate- and high-risk youths currently on probation who might otherwise be detained pending further court action.
The goals of CARP are to:
- limit opportunities to commit new offenses during high-risk hours.
- increase commitment to the education process.
- increase positive skill-building opportunities.
- reduce substance abuse.
- reduce risk factors.
- increase protective factors.
- repair harm done to the community.
The program environment is designed to provide:
- structure and limits.
- support and confrontation of specific behaviors.
- positive relationships.
- respect for basic rights.