Level System: A.I.M. for Success

Restricted

You may be on Day Room Restriction(DRR), Permanent Day Room Restriction (PDRR), or locked isolation (lockdown) due to your behavior.  You are kept separated from your peers.  When you are on restricted status you remain in your room for school and meals.

Level 1: Adjustment

You have less than $50.00 on your checkbook sheet.

  • Negative Checkbook Sheet Balance: If you are in the negative you need to work on following the program. You will be given positive feedback for staying on task, following expectations, working quietly, etc.
  • Positive Checkbook Sheet Balance: If you have positive balance, you will be able to purchase privileges according to your checkbook balance.

Level 2: Improving

You are showing improvement in your behavior. Your checkbook sheet balance must be at least $50.00. Privileges may be purchased according to your checkbook balance.

Level 3: Motivated

You are motivated and have a check book balance of at least $100.00. You are eligible for a 7:00 p.m./1900 hours curfew when you obtain a balance of $300. This is reviewed by JSO staff weekly. Privileges may be purchased according to your checkbook balance.

Level 4: Succeeding

You are succeeding in the program at DCYS and you have a checkbook balance of at least $150.00. To earn this level you should be: taking responsibility for your actions and displaying leadership, demonstrating respectful behavior towards others, promoting a safe environment, and volunteering for chores. You must have been attending school at the facility for at least two weeks; filled out a Level 4 application, and receive administrative approval.

Level 4 students are expected to model appropriate behavior and receive minimal fines. They are to set a positive example for their peers and in return will receive additional privileges. Including the following:

Level 4 Privileges
You may get a drink or use the restroom for free during class time, if okay with the teacher.
You may stand first in food line and have the first opportunity to purchase seconds.
You may wear your own tennis shoes.
You are first on the list for chores.
You are first to dress out after school.
You are exempt from group consequences.
May purchase a higher curfew at their JSO officer’s discretion.
You are eligible for a 9:00 pm/2100 hours curfew of as long as your balance is $400.
You may purchase time out past your curfew for ½ price.
You may have ice in your water bottle.

Level 4 Warning: You may receive a level 4 warning for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  Once a warning is given, you continue to have level 4 privileges.  Level 4 warnings will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by Administration.   The warning is in place until reviewed and removed by Administration.  Administration reviews warnings and level requests on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  If another problem occurs while you are on a warning, you will be removed from level 4.

Level 4 Removal: You may be removed from level 4 by staff for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  If the issue is serious enough, staff may remove you from Level 4 with no warning. Level 4 removals will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by Administration.  After removal, you must wait a minimum of 7 days before you are eligible to reapply for level 4 again.
 

Level 5: Trustee

Level 5 is the highest attainable level at DCYS.  At this level, you have shown that you can succeed in the program.  To attain level 5 status, you must have successfully maintained level 4 and you should be exhibiting outstanding behavior, taking responsibility for your actions, demonstrating leadership, and respectful behavior towards others. You must have at least a $300.00 balance on your checkbook and fill out a level 5 application. Administration reviews level requests on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

Level 5 Privileges
You may get a drink or use the restroom for free during class time, if okay with the teacher.
You may stand first in food line and first opportunity to receive seconds.
You may wear your own tennis shoes.
You are first on the list for chores.
You are first to dress out after school.
You may bring your IPod/ MP3 player on Fridays to listen to your own music after your work is completed.
You may wear nail polish and make-up.
You are eligible to purchase commissary on Fridays. You may bring up to $4.00 each Friday for Commissary.
You are exempt from group consequences.
You will receive 5 community service work hour credits every Friday
You will not have to pay for the “buy out” time, however, you will need to fill out a “buy out” sheet and submit it to your JSO for approval.
You are eligible for a 10:00 p.m./2200 hours curfew as long your balance is $500
You may have ice in your water bottle.

Level 5 Warning:  You may receive a level 5 warning for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  Once a warning is given, you continue to have level 5 privileges.  Level 5 warnings will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by Administration.  The warning is in place until reviewed and removed by Administration.   Administration reviews warnings and level requests on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  If another problem occurs while you are on warning, you will be removed from level 5.

Level 5 Removal: You may be removed from level 5 by staff for negative behavior or failure to follow the program.  If the issue is serious enough, staff may remove you from Level 5 with no warning. Level 5 removals will be documented in an incident report and reviewed by Administration. You will be dropped to Level 4 or to a lower level depending on your behavior.   After removal, you must wait a minimum of 7 days before you are eligible to reapply for level 5 again.

Out of Home Placement:

If you are in an out of home placement you are not eligible for a curfew. Your behavior in both placement and Day School will be taken into consideration when you request a home pass.

Privileges

Rewards:

Rewards for positive behavior and academic success may include any of the following:

  • Buy out privileges.
  • Change of curfew.
  • Recommendation to return to public school.
  • Positive reports to parents, courts, and your JSO.
  • Positive feedback (earnings) on your checkbook sheet.

Buy Out Time:

When you have a positive balance on your checkbook sheet and you are complying with the conditions of your probation or Conditions of Release you will have the opportunity to purchase time outside of your curfew on evenings and weekends. When buying out time, you must fill out a buyout form sheet.

  1. On the form indicate the date, time, location, and persons you will be with during your buy out time.
  2. You will pay $5.00 per hour for the time out (unless you are Level 4, Level 5, or Student of the Week).Write the purchase amount of your buyout on your checkbook sheet.  You must have at least a $30.00 balance remaining on your checkbook sheet when purchasing time out. 
  3. Take the form home and have your parent/guardian sign it before turning it in to your JSO.
  4. Once it is signed by your parent/guardian, staff will advise your JSO if they recommend approval of your buyout request when they forward your request to your JSO.
  5. Your JSO will notify you if your time has been approved.

Note: If you call staff after hours to ask permission to buy time out, you will receive a purchase for wasting staff’s time.