The Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday approved agreements to allow a local agency to continue providing services to the county Juvenile Probation Office.
One of the agreements with Pennsylvania Treatment and Healing provide youth in the county's juvenile justice system
with group home, specialized foster care and emergency foster care services, according to Edward Robbins, chief juvenile probation officer.
A second agreement provides day treatment, prep school, community service supervision services for juvenile offenders, as well as the weekend outdoor program Be Challenged.
The agreements include minor increases in fees for the services except the Be Challenged program for which there was no increase, Robbins said.
The commissioners approved two subrecipient monitoring contracts with the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission.
The agreements, which allow state funding to pass through from the county to the commission, will provide $215,000 and $507,000, respectively, for administrative services related to state Act 152 and the Behavioral Health Services Initiative program.
The commissioners approve a professional services agreement with Hope Enterprises and Dr. Richard Dowell of Neuropsychological Services for neuropsychological evaluations for the Juvenile Probation Office.
Evaluations are performed on youth with psychological or psychiatric issues, Robbins said.