Transition Specialist Program

The Transition Specialist Program provides youth in the juvenile system “hope” and helps them to transition back into the community or an alternative placement.

Washoe County Juvenile Services and The Children’s Cabinet work together in the Transition Specialist Program. The Children’s Cabinet offers case management to all kids that enter detention. The Case Manager then assists the child and family in identifying any resources or referrals that may be needed, especially related to issues of education, mental health, or substance use.

For more information, contact the Transition Specialist Program Director, Jessica Ernster, at 775-352-8090.

Transition Specialist Program



Our Impact This Year

  • 1,277

    Parents helped with classes and training
  • 334

    Families helped with no-cost counseling services
  • 16,577

    Youth assisted through School and Street Outreach
  • 12,000

    Families helped through The Children's Cabinet Programs