Families in Need of Services (FINS) brings together resources for the purpose of helping troubled youth and their families to remedy self destructive family behavior or pre-delinquent juvenile behaviors.
The FINS Unit consists of Probation Counselors responsible for:
Processing “walk-in” services, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Screening families for eligibility
Making referrals to community-based services
Coordinating services for case management
Directly supervising youth and families placed on Informal or formal FINS
The most common grounds for a FINS complaint are that a child is truant, ungovernable, a runaway or caretaker failure to comply with school-related responsibilities.