The Behavioral Evaluation Program supports the Unified Family Court in its decision-making process by providing the Court with evaluations of youthful offenders and their families. Reports include information regarding the social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning of the youth; overall functioning of the family; the youth’s competence to proceed, if needed; and recommended sanctions based on treatment needs.
The program seeks to identify un-addressed mental health, substance abuse, and family problems and to link youth and their families to existing community resources. The Behavioral Evaluation Program serves delinquent and/or dependent youth ages 7-18 and their families, appearing before the Unified Family Court. Each youth has been charged in Pinellas County and referred by court order.
Services are provided at the Pinellas County Justice Center, with some youth being seen in the Juvenile Detention Center in Clearwater. The staff includes three licensed psychologists and a master’s level social worker.
Behavioral Evaluation Program
Pinellas County Justice Center, H-3014
14250 49th St North