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Screening and Intervention Programs

17th Judicial District (Colorado Judicial Department)

Intervention Type

FASD Diagnosis and Intervention Subcontractors
(Juvenile Court)

Project Contact Information

17th Judicial District (Colorado Judicial Department)
Eileen B. Bisgard, J.D., Project Director
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-654-3246
Fax: 303-654-3264

Project Summary Statement

The Juvenile Court of Colorado’s 17th Judicial District is integrating FASD screening, diagnosis, and intervention within the Juvenile Delinquency and Child Welfare courts of Adams and Broomfield Counties. The goal of the FASD Project is to improve the functioning of children and youth with an FASD who come before the court. Project objectives include preventing or limiting out-of-home placement, improving school attendance, improving academic performance and reducing recidivism.

The Project supports the mission of this integrated, multidisciplinary court, which is to promote community safety and healthy family functioning. The Project is working with two distinct target populations:

  • Delinquency: Youth under the age of seventeen who are adjudicated delinquent and given a Pre-Sentence Investigation or placed on Probation.
  • D&N (Child Welfare): Children ages 3-5 who are removed from their parents because of substance abuse by their mothers.