A UNIQUE JUVENILE SYSTEM
The JAC was established in 1999, under the auspices of the Wayne County Department of Community Justice (now Wayne County Children and Family Services), to provide a visionary new approach to: reclaiming youths and families, making communities safer and managing dollars better.
By combining the best expertise in juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and community services, Wayne County created a county-based, culturally competent juvenile justice network. The JAC is the hub of a network of five Care Management Organizations (CMO’s) designed to serve all court-referred youths and families in Wayne County. Additionally, a county administered Juvenile Agency Information System (JAIS) database ties all county wide provider services together, monitors contract performance, tracks youths in the system and compiles accurate data and reports.