Parents on community supervision are required to complete a parenting class within three months of their initial reporting. The classes are usually taught by licensed professionals and focus on: understanding family behavior, managing stress, understanding children's needs, listening with your heart, parenting styles, family communication, resolving conflict, learning discipline, managing anger, co-parenting, and more.
An officer will provide a voucher that directs which class a parent will attend.
The three classes offered for community supervision participants are:
DePelchin Parenting 101 – A class mandatory for all Possession and Access cases - www.depelchin.org.
24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program – A class required for fathers on community supervision for nonpayment of child support. www.depelchin.org.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) – A class required for mothers on community supervision for nonpayment of child support.