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The Jefferson County Juvenile Assessment Center (JCJAC) is a dynamic program that provides a wide range of services through a collective effort between Juvenile Assessment Center Staff, Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH), Department of Human Services (DHS), the First Judicial District’s Attorney’s Office, and the R-1 School District.


“Together, we transform systems through coordination and collaboration of all our community resources to ensure a safer community: one child, one family, one intervention at a time.”

Pursuant to the explain what this is (Inter-Governmental Agreement or I.G.A.) and in recognition of our obligation to be responsive to the best interests of children, victims, and the community and to protect, restore and improve the public’s safety, it is the mission of the Juvenile Assessment Center to provide and maintain a single point of entry utilizing a centralized facility for individualized processing, assessing, screening, and referring of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders.


The goal of the JCJAC is to:

Through assessments, we coordinate and are a bridge to services and a safer community.

We do this by: