The Kings Juvenile Offender Program (KJOP) is an alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) program that provides intense supervision to Juvenile Offenders who have committed certain violent felony offenses.
A Juvenile Offender is defined as a 14 or 15 year-old who committed a certain violent felony offense or a 13 year-old who was charged with murder. As an alternative to being convicted of a crime, all KJOP participants are sentenced to a period of five years of probation supervision by the Kings County Supreme Court.
All KJOP participants are classified as high-risk offenders. The Office of the District Attorney and the Kings County judiciary supports KJOP.
Clients who are in KJOP:
- Receive home visits, school visits and program visits
- Are referred to community-based programs that can provide specialized services to the young person
- Are subject to a Graduated Rewards system that promotes program compliance. The rewards typically consist of gift cards redeemable at a variety of educational, cultural and retail vendors.
- Attend group activities, workshops, educational trainings, and cultural and recreational trips
- Have access to a computer lab equipped with instructional software to be used to create educational projects and resumes