Juvenile Probation | CISP Program
The Community Intensive Supervision Program (CISP) is operated by the Court of Common
Pleas of Allegheny County, Family Division, Juvenile Section. CISP was designed
for first-time and repeat male offenders between the ages 10-18 and operates in
five community centers: Garfield, Hill District, Homewood, McKeesport and Wilkinsburg.
All youth placed with CISP are supervised, monitored and held accountable 24
hours a day. The youth are required to report to their assigned center after school
and on weekends. CISP staff provides transportation. Each youth must complete 100
hours of community service before they are positively discharged from the program.
Youth are assigned to the program site that services the community in which they
live. The centers are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. Youth
remain in their communities and are introduced to positive community resources.
CISP provides a full range of programming for these youth including a major emphasis
on drug and alcohol education/assessment and treatment. Other programming includes
academic tutoring, recreation, cultural activities, community service and employment
initiatives. The objective for each youth in the program is to develop acceptable
norms of behavior. Every aspect of CISP is designed to change negative behaviors
through electronic monitoring, parent support groups and various other competency
building and treatment groups.