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6B Wednesday, Jan. 28-, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Vandalism i" Vandals hit the Geek's iwindow (top) in the middle of a quote from "The Night Before Christmas. Geeks and A country store (bottom) were hilE by vandalism early last week when someone broke wtndows in both shops. Photos by Joshua Sebold PRS releases final report on Unified Family Court Plumas Rural Services has released its final report on Plumas County's Unified Family Court. Plumas County District At- torney Jeff Cunan initiated Unified Family Court ser- vices in Plumas County in April 2008. The pilot program ran through September 2008, and included case manage- ment through initial home visits with families involved with Child Protective Ser- vices, comprehensive refer- rals for county and communi- ty-based services and in- volvement throughout [he court process of a multi-disci- plinary team designed to meet each family's individual needs. In all cases in the pilot program, children had been removed from the home. The pilot program served five Plumas County families from Chester, Greenville and Portola. Referrals to the pro- gram were made both from the district attorney and from the Superior Court judge. The case manager, who was subcontracted from Plumas Rural Services for this project, made initial family assessments and service referrals. The case manager provided the DA with updates, progress re- ports and a recommendation of services best suited to ben- efit each family well in ad- vance of each client's court date. Client service recommen- dations included Plumas County Mental Health, for evaluation and counseling; PRS-Family Focus Network., in-home visitation and life skills building; parenting classes; random drug testing; Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous class- es; anger management; Work Connection job search (or continued gainful employ- ment); and women's group. The pilot program served six adults and 10 children ranging in age from 7 months to 17 years. The program case manager's contacts were made at least monthly. She offered both home visiting support and court accompaniment services to participants. All participants in the pilot program met the require- ments of their participation to satisfy the court and were reunified with their children. The case manager's reflec- tion on the program indicat- ed the universal success is attributable, at least in part, to her ability to be non- judgmental about their past, to invest in their success and to show them a different approach to their life choices. By providing a wrap- around approach to the complex needs of the entire family, the case manager could help clients address root causes of their involve- ment in the county justice system and community service providers. The report found that the program has the potential to facilitate more successful family reunifications in the county, and may be able to support cases in other areas where family history and environment are a major contributing factor. As a court-based model, its success relies on the guidance and support from the court, the district attor- ney and the area's defense attorneys. More than spice in cake ingredients Joshua Sebold Staff Writer The Plumas CountySher- iff's Office received a report Fridayl Jan. 16, of several Rite Aid employees who v~ere being treated at Plumas District Hospital for symp- toms "that appeared to be caused from possible poisoning." A deputy reported several people in the emergency room were hallucinating. The investigation allegedly revealed all of the employees who were experiencing these symptoms had con- sumed some of a spice cake taken to the business by a coworker. Employees who hadn't eaten the cake were fine. The sheriff's office deter- mined the person who brought the cake had no knowledge of its contents as someone else had provided it to her. A search warrant was later served at a Plumas County residence, but no evidence related to the crime was located. Deputies seized a portion of the cake and sent it to the California Department of Justice for testing. This is currently an ongoing investigation, and the sheriff's office is actively searching for the identity of the person who supplied the suspect cake. Sudoku :le #113 1 Difficult Last Week's Crossword KIIz Last week's Sudoku Sudoku Solution #108 7 283-1212 Historic Downtown Quincy 1. Sudden outburst 6. Garden hose crimp 10. Middle of a triple jump 14. Liver, but not onions 15. Shaving gel additive 16. Russia's Mountains 17. Place to store crops 19. "You betcha" 20. Fighting words 21. Biblical shout of praise 23. Really hard on the eyes 25. Dirty dishes locale 26. Traveler's bag 30. Tech caller 32. Cry out loud 35. Decathlon unit 36. 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