Family in Need of Services

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

FINS Complaints

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.