Si Le gustaria mas information en Espanol, por favor de communicarse con Eric Barrera Por e-mail EricBar@clackamas.us telephone llamar por 503-722-6624.
In addition to Spanish-speaking Juvenile Court Counselors that provide probation and diversion services for the youth and families serviced by our department, the Juvenile Department has made efforts to ensure that many of our community based partners now provide services for our Spanish-speaking youth and families in their local communities. The Juvenile Department also continues to expand its efforts to provide much of our department information such as appointment letters and family information forms in English and Spanish as well as making efforts to provide interpreters for Court appearances, meetings with attorneys and treatment providers if necessary.
When a youth is referred to the Juvenile Department by a police agency and it is determined by Juvenile Department staff that the youth or the family is Spanish-speaking, he/she is referred to one of our Spanish-speaking Juvenile Counselors who will initiate contact and schedule an intake meeting for the youth and family. At the intake meeting, the Juvenile Counselor provides the youth and family with general information about the Juvenile Justice System and answers questions or concerns the family may have about the process. They also use this time to interview the youth and family to gather family history information as well as information pertaining to the alleged criminal referral. At that time it is also determined if there are indeed language and/or cultural issues that would verify the need for the youth/family to continue working with a Spanish-speaking Juveninle Counselor. If it is obvious to the Juvenile Counselor that there is no apparent need for Spanish-speaking services, the youth will be transferred to the Juvenile Counselor assigned to that youth's specific geographic area.
For more information please Contact Us, and ask for the Latino Team.