Allen County Juvenile Court Liaison
The Juvenile Court Liaison position is through the Family Resouce Center. This role collaborates with the Allen County Juvenile Court to provide an interdisciplinary team approach with mutual clients, as well as potential new clients.
The Liaison provides resources and referrals for youth within the juvenile system but also works within the Court Assessment Services Team to assist with preventing youth from entering the juvenile court system. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth who seem to be going down the wrong path. The team can assess the needs of the child and family to connect them to appropriate resources.
Additionally, the Liaison provides Domestic Violence CAST meetings for youth arrested and placed in the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Family Resource Center's Court Liasion
Emily Delong is the Court Liaison for Family Resource Center. She started at FRC as a Hancock County Mental Health Counselor in 2018. In 2019, she transitioned into the Court Liaison position for Allen County. Emily enjoys working side-by-side with the Allen County Juvenile Court, which looks at more than just the charges facing their youth.
Emily received her Associate’s Degree from Rhodes State College in Human Services in December of 2014. She continued through Indiana Wesleyan University to earn a Bachelor’s in Social Work in April of 2017. In May of 2017, Emily became a licensed social worker.
With encouragement from her mentor, Emily continued through Indiana Wesleyan University to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2018. She now works on her supervision hours to become a licensed independent social worker.
When not working, Emily spends time with her husband and infant son. They love to spend time together watching him develop and grow.