Did You Know?

During a single year, an estimated 1 million youth under the age of 18 are arrested in the United States.(1)

A majority of court-involved adolescents have recently used illegal substances.(2) Higher levels of substance use increase the rate of offending, the severity of the committed offense, and the duration of antisocial behavior.(5)

Many incarcerated youth are marginally literate or illiterate and have already experienced school failure.(4)

Recidivism is fairly high for youth under the age of 21. The average rate of rearrest for a delinquent or criminal offense is 55%, the average reconviction or readjudication rate is 33%, and the average reincarceration or reconfinement rate is 24%.(3*)

Growth Works Provides Case Management Services

What do we do?

The Care Management Organization under Growth Works is the entity that provides case management services to juveniles who have been placed on probation by the Third Judicial Circuit Court – Family Division in Wayne County. The Case Management Organization is contracted by the Wayne County Health and Human Services to provide supervision and case management to adjudicated youth placed on probation as part of the broader Wayne County Juvenile Justice System. Our program operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year, with the goal of fulfilling the client’s court ordered requirements as well as the identified goals within the client’s individualized treatment plan of care. These goals range from a variety of topics, all aimed at improving the quality of life for the youth, such as school progress, substance use treatment, individualized therapy, and more.

Who do we serve?

Growth Works Western Wayne CMO serves clients and families who reside in the Western Wayne area that have been referred by Third Judicial Circuit to receive case management and supervision. Since the inception of the Growth Works Western Wayne Care Management Organization (WWCMO), we have served approximately 9,850 youth and their families. We serve youth living in the 17 communities that make up the Conference of Western Wayne. Our current makeup of clients can be found below, split out by levels of probation (P1 community placement and P2 out-of-home placement) with the ability to drill down to see demographic makeup.

WWCMO By The Numbers…

GW Data 7 (Center)
GW Data 9 (Center)
GW Data 10 (Center)
GW Data 6 (Center)

How do we help?

Growth Works Western Wayne CMO assists clients in becoming law-abiding, productive members of society by providing therapeutic and behavioral interventions from a trauma-informed approach.  Treatment services are focused on addressing the client’s root causes of their at-risk behavior in hopes of providing the best opportunity for rehabilitation and future success. Growth Works has a long, rich history of providing youth and family support. We pride ourselves on knowing that more can always be done for youth and family support. We have expanded our Case Management Program to look at multiple avenues to increase quality of life and offer a variety of services to our youth, often not offered by other Case Management Programs, such as:

  • Parent-Directed Services
  • Substance Abuse Screening & In-House Treatment through our CITx Program
  • Tutoring and Mentorship Programs
  • Community Spot Checks

What differentiates us?

WWCMO has been a leader in the development of care paths, community teams to address Balanced and Restorative Justice, and residential drug treatment programs. The agency’s innovative approach to case management has provided:

  • Public Safety: A low level of recidivism to support safety in the community
  • Juvenile Competency: Clients with knowledge and skills useful to become productive members of society
  • Offender Accountability: The opportunity for youth to take responsibility of their previous behaviors to add value back to the community in which they reside

WWCMO Data

The dynamic chart below shows the progress that WWCMO has made since 2019.

For more information on the Case Management program or any others offered at Growth Works, contact Laura Reiners at lreiners@gwcares.org.

* Recidivism is defined within Growth Works CMO program as any Probation Level 2 Youth that commits a felony.