About the Chesterfield Adolescent Reporting Program (CARP)
CARP provides a community-based detention alternative for youths who violate their terms of probation or who commit new crimes while on probation. It also enlarges the range of existing detention alternatives available to probation officers in the 12th District Court Service Unit serving Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights.
Increase commitment to the education process
Increase positive skill-building opportunities
Increase protective factors
Limit opportunities to commit new offenses during high-risk hours
Reduce risk factors
Reduce substance abuse
The program environment provides consistency, positive relationships, structure and limits, and respect for basic rights.
CARP provides community service activities, develops skills in youths that will support pro-social behaviors, and highly structured and well-supervised group activities.
To be eligible to participate a youth must:
Agree to participate
Be 14 to 17 years old
Be of moderate to high risk to reoffend, based on the Department of Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment
Be on probation or parole and living within the geographic area covered by the 12th District Court Service Unit
Have parent agreement to attend monthly support group