Children, Youth and Families
Neighborhood Intervention Program
Community Supervision Services
Intensive Supervision Program
The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) is a program for delinquent youth operated by the Neighborhood Intervention Program under Wis. Stats. Ch. 938.534. The program is designed to work with youth who have been adjudicated delinquent, are involved in community resources, and are in need of additional supervision and monitoring.
Youth between the ages of 13 and 17. All youth enrolled in the program are court-ordered under Ch. 938.534. Youth participating in the ISP program are expected to want to make changes in their lifestyle. Parents are expected to support the program and work openly and honestly with the assigned ISP worker.
How to Apply
Referrals are initiated by the assigned Dane County Department of Human Services Social Worker.
Service provided include:
- Monitoring school progress.
- Coordination regarding court-ordered community service and/or restitution.
- Maintaining contact with the youth's social worker and providing worker, judge, and attorneys with written progress reports.
- Community Protection:
- Conducting random curfew checks (face-to-face and phone calls).
- Using electronic monitoring for high-risk clients.
- Parent contact to encourage follow-through, consistency, and new skills.
- Competency Development:
- Tutoring services if necessary.
- Employment skills training, including how to locate and maintain a job.
ISP staff will maintain contact with employers.
- Life-choice discussion groups focusing on cultural pride and sensitivity, anger management, decision-making, and criminal-thinking errors.
Youth ordered into the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) are supervised for a period of 3-12 months. The ISP worker determines the length of supervision based on each youth. Supervision length may change based on a youth's response to supervision.
There is a $25.00 per month fee for all youth placed under Human Services supervision. This fee is waived if the juvenile is placed outside the parental home. In these instances, however, a monthly fee is charged for the placement. Parents are sent information by Dane County fiscal representatives which help determine the amount of the fee.