Courthouse Fees Waived for Norwalk’s Family Intervention Programs

Supervisor Don Knabe today announced that the Board of Supervisors waived the court fees for a hearing room at the Southeast Norwalk Superior Court for the City of Norwalk’s Family Intervention Program.

The Family Intervention Team is a service provided by the City of Norwalk that offers families, schools, and youth with needed guidance and intervention to address the juvenile’s harmful behavior. During the hearings, the youth is given firm consequences for their continued adverse behavior and the intervention is continued through school visits, home visits, and more hearings as needed.

The City of Norwalk is providing a valuable service for these children and the program has great results said Knabe. Holding these hearings in the courthouse has a very strong impact on the minors and their parents because it shows them the seriousness of their behavior.

These hearings are scheduled to take place every Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Hearing Room 104-D at the Southeast Norwalk Superior Court beginning on June 30, 2006 through July 1, 2007.