Intensive In-Home Counseling
The court contracts with private, masters-level counselors who have extensive experience working with juveniles. The contracts with both male and female counselors. Counseling is provided for a maximum of 90 days, usually 1-3 hours per week. Counselors are paid $65.00 per hour from a joint budget of the court and the Family Independence Agency. No cost to the family, if they attend all scheduled counseling session.
Wraparound Services
A wraparound specialist creates a service plan for the juveniles and their families. A team counseling and behavior modification approach is utilized. The wraparound team may consist of a probation officer, a school teacher, a CMH therapist, DHHS worker, and, most importantly, friends or neighbors who the family relies upon for emotional support.
Sex Offender Assessment / Counseling
An assessment to the community risk level can be conducted. There is also individual and group counseling for male offenders that have been evaluated by the therapist. Duration of counseling is generally from one to two years.

May be arranged privately by the family for individual and/or family counseling.

Runaway / Shelter Program
Livingston Family Center – Provides counseling services for youth and families. (810) 231-9591 The Livingston Family Center provides educational, supportive, and therapeutic services to youth and their families. The LFC offers counseling, treatment services, and prevention programs; supervised visitation and child exchange site. Therapy services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on family income. Some insurance plans are also accepted.


The Connection Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and Emergency Youth Shelter is one of the Livingston Family Center programs, that provides * Free * 24 / 7 * Confidential * individual and family counseling, support and emergency shelter for teens ages 13-17. Participation in the program is voluntary. The shelter offers safe, emergency shelter for up to 14 days, along with counseling, support groups and case management services at no charge. Parents must give their permission and teens must participate in all counseling and services. The program is funded in part by the State of Michigan DHS, Department of Health & Human Services, MSHDA and the Livingston County United Way. Call 866.440.SAFE (7233).

Substance Abuse Assessments
May be ordered by the court to be completed at the families’ expense. Typically, the evaluation is ordered immediately subsequent to adjudication.
Random Urine Screens
Urine samples are taken at the court under the supervision of two probation officers or samples are taken by an outside company. The results are analyzed by an outside facility. Results of the test analysis are transmitted to the court by facsimile within seven days of the date on which the sample was taken.
Private Substance Abuse Treatment
May be inpatient or outpatient and is usually funded by the family’s insurance. On rare occasions the court will pay for substance abuse services.

Referral Information

Advanced Behavioral Medicine (517) 548-1537 or (810) 229-2152
Center for Behavior and Medicine (810) 227-0404
Connection Youth Services 866-440-7233 Emergency, (517) 552-3975 Information
Human Development Center (517) 545-5890
Livingston County Mental Health (517) 548-0081
Livingston Community Dispute Resolution (517) 546-6007
Livingston Family Center (810) 231-9591
Juvenile Court
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(517) 546-1500


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Judicial Center

204 S. Highlander Way
Suite 3
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 546-3731