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More about Family Court Social Services

FCSSD has an average of 1,600 juveniles under its supervision at any given time. The Division’s staff is responsible for:

  • Screening and assessing each newly arrested youth’s social history and risk to public safety;
  • Conducting youth and family assessments, including Family Group Conferences;
  • Making petition and detention recommendations to the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Advising and making recommendations to the Court throughout all phases of the adjudication process;
  • Conducting home, school, and community assessments toward the development of comprehensive pre- and post- disposition probation services, supervision plans and alternatives to detention;
  • Recommending and facilitating commitment of youth to the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services; and
  • Coordinating services and monitoring all court involved youth.

Court Social Services Division has the following satellite offices and signature programs: