This unit assists the juvenile in developing valuable skills for employability and positive work habits. The unit coordinates services for juveniles seeking their GED and marketable skills. The officer also coordinates community service projects that provide juveniles with restorative and educational opportunities within the community as a way to make symbolic restitution for the harm their actions have caused.
Community gardening is a healthy, inexpensive activity for youth that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way. Community gardens offer unique opportunities to teach youth about: where food comes from; practical math skills; basic business principles; the importance of community and stewardship; issues of environmental sustainability and job and life skills.