THA - Violations & Responses Matrix

In order to address the unique issues associated with problem behaviors in moderate to high risk juveniles placed on Trust House Arrest, and who also must conduct themselves appropriately in the community while on official probation, or under pre-dispositional release conditions, the following violations and responses matrix is used to assist in case disposition. The violations/responses flow chart is given to the program participant and his/her parents at orientation. We believe this provides the juvenile with solid proof of what they can expect for not adhering to expectations.

Level 1 Violations/Responses:

Responses to Level 1 Violations will address behaviors that do not present immediate safety concerns for the community but, if left unchecked, may increase the juvenile’s risk to re-offend over time.

Level 2 Violations/Responses:

Responses to Level 2 Violations are designed, in part, to address repeat level 1 violations that were previously addressed by staff, yet the participant has not begun to comply with our expectations. Level 2 Violations also include acts that are seen to be more serious (presenting higher risk) or may endanger the juvenile. Whenever possible, responses are discussed with parents to get their input and solutions.

Level 3 Violations/Responses:

Responses to Level 3 Violations are targeting antisocial / maladaptive behavior, dangerous or threatening behavior, or criminal delinquent activity. The focus becomes community, and individual safety so the juvenile is returned to court for a status or modification hearing. At those hearings the judge will decide if the juvenile is to be detained for their own protection or that of the community.

Level 1 
  • Not following home rules
  • Away from home without parent
  • Refusal to permit entry to home
  • Cussing or foul language toward staff
  • Truancy
  • Verbal Warning
  • Parental Conference
Level 2
  • 2nd & 3rd Instance of any Level 1 Violation listed above
  • 1st instance of marijuana or alcohol use
  • 1st instance of school suspension
  • Parental Conference
  • Written Warning sent to parent for 2nd instance
  • Increased CAV visits up to 2 per week
  • Placed on EMP (mandatory for drug use, suspension from school, and 3rd offense of Level 1)
Level 3
  • New delinquent act (new offense)
  • Weapon Violations
  • Absconding/Escape
  • School suspension based on a criminal delinquent act
  • Expulsion from School
  • 1st instance of use of a controlled substance other than marijuana or alcohol
  • Mandatory court action
  • Placement in detention

*Juveniles are subject to any single response or a combination of responses.*