The D.E.B. Day Reporting Center is a program for juveniles identified as at-risk for continual delinquent behaviors without further intervention. The center provides intensive supervision, educational planning and assistance, independent living skills, community and recreational activities, and community service projects. In addition, therapeutic services in the form of group counseling 4 days a week and individual counseling, as needed, also occur at the center and are provided by Cummins Mental Health. Juveniles also receive a meal for every 4 hours they attend the program. The program additionally includes parenting education and support to assist parents in improving and exploring age and demeanor-appropriate strategies for their children. The Center staff work closely with the juvenile probation department and provide daily and monthly updates to the probation officers.
Juveniles ordered to the program attend for 4-8 hours at a time during the hours of 12 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday. Juveniles initially are ordered to attend for 30 business days, but that may be adjusted based on the juvenile’s needs and circumstances. The juvenile and their parent must complete an intake with D.E.B. Center staff before the juvenile starts attending the program. The program is located in Lebanon and is open to all Boone County juveniles involved in the legal system.