Sarah Harris, your supervisor at the New York pretrial diversionprogram, has been pleased with your work and believes you are ready tohandle an entire case on your own. The facts of the case are as follows:

Steve Z. is a 15-year-old who is chronically truant to and absentfrom school. He is living with his single father, Larry Z., who believeshe does not have any control or say over what his son does. The15-year-old’s parents divorced when he was 11, and a bitter custodyfight ensued that eventually led to his father gaining sole legal andsole physical custody of him. His mother was a severe substance abuseraddicted to methamphetamine, had several arrests for prostitution, andhad sporadic housing. While her mental health has always beenquestionable, she was never formally diagnosed with any DSM IV TR mentaldisorder, but this may simply be a function of her refusal to show upat scheduled evaluations as part of her probation. She could notphysically care for him according to court documents from the parties’custody trial. The 15-year-old was recently suspended from school forbringing marijuana to his history class. The school contacted the policeand the 15-year-old has been charged with possession of marijuana,which is a minor misdemeanor. The court has released him to the pretrialdiversion program. The school has reported the father to the localChild Protective Services (CPS) Agency for educational neglect becauseof the 15-year-old’s repeated absence and truancy to school.

Determine which issues are important to addressbased on the fact pattern. You should identify at least 5–6 issuesraised by the scenario. Once you have determined which issues toaddress, your job is to prepare a memo to your supervisor outlining anentire case management plan for Steve Z. Your case management planshould contain the following sections: Needs assessment

  1. Service plan
  2. Coordination of client to appropriate services
  3. Monitoring progress of client
  4. Advocacy for client
  • Prepare a memo to your supervisor outlining an entire case management plan for Steve Z.
  • Makesure that your plan is constructed keeping in mind that the agency inwhich you are working deals with pretrial diversion. Your memo shoulddemonstrate an understanding of what pretrial diversion is, and howdiversion can benefit Steve Z.
  • The memo should include each of the 5 functions of case management listed above, and be specific to Steve Z.’s case.

Be certain to use the facts within the scenario. Post your individual portion to the small group files.

  • Your memo should define and explain the function of case management listed above.
  • Discussin detail what you would do as the probation officer within thisfunction utilizing the information contained in the scenario.

Be certain to use in-text citations in APA format and to have a reference section at the end.

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