We promote public safety and accountability by strengthening the bonds between youth and the community. We provide opportunities for youth to interact with the community in positive ways, and teach youth skills to help them with daily interactions. We believe that crime is an act against the victim and the community, and the offender is directly accountable to the victim, the community and themselves. Through our programs, we are committed to enabling offenders to make amends to their victim and the community, and develop skills to help build self-confidence.
Programs: (probation youth/families are referred by Juvenile Court)
Classes/Workshops: (probation youth/families are referred by Juvenile Court)
- Aggression Replacement Training (ART): this 10-week program provides youth with tools to deal with and calm their anger, rather than act on it. The program is co-facilitated with contracted community agencies and trained probation staff.
- Functional Family Therapy (FFT): provides services to eligible moderate-to-high-risk offenders and their families. This is a short-term, home-based intervention that focuses on interactions among family members. This intervention occurs in a five-step process that takes an average of 12 weeks to complete.
FFT promotes changes in behavior; change that takes place within the context of the family, consistent with relationships between family members. Interventions are tailored to each specific family. Benefits of the program include reducing the rate of criminal behaviors, reinstitutionalization and substance abuse.
- Dealing with Conflict: this 6-hour workshop provides youth with tools to make healthy choices in stressful situations that cause conflict in their daily lives.
- Theft Class: this 2-hour interactive workshop provides youth with tools to assume personal responsibility for stealing, understand why stealing is wrong, and how to change their behavior.