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Dane County Department of Human Services

Weekend Report Center

The Weekend Report Center operated by the Neighborhood Intervention Program is for adjudicated youth, both male and female, who have violated some portion of their court order. It can be utilized as an alternative to detention. Programming includes an orientation program on Friday evening at the Neighborhood Intervention Program, a community service component on Saturday, and home restriction the balance of the weekend. Neighborhood Intervention Program staff administer the program, including phone and face to face contacts.

Eligibility & How to Apply

The Weekend Report Center is for youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who are currently under court supervision. Youth must be in violation of one or more parts of their court order or consent decree.

Referrals are initiated by the assigned Dane County Department of Human Services Social Worker.



  • Community gift
  • Reports sent to an ongoing social worker

Community Protection:

  • Conducting random curfew checks (face-to-face and phone calls)
  • Home restriction

Competency Development:

  • Discussion groups
  • Restorative Justice conversations
  • Conflict resolution groups
  • Anger management/alternatives to aggression groups

The Weekend Report Center operates Friday-Sunday. On Friday the hours are 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m (hours may vary). with phone checks throughout the evening. On Saturday, the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m (hours may vary). with phone checks for the rest of the day and night. On Sunday, youth are home-restricted and phone and face-to-face checks are done throughout the day and night.

The typical length of services is between 1 and 4 weekends and can be implemented by the Ongoing Social Worker at any time while the youth is under Court supervision. Sucessful completion of WRC requires attendance and participation both Friday and Saturday, being compliant with all face-to-face visits and curfew checks in addition to adhering to home restriction. Youth will be successful if they complete all programming and checks. Youth who have failed to complete 2 assigned weekends will not be allowed back at the Weekend Report Center unless ordered by the Court.