This service provides pre-release and post-release services for youth at the Juvenile Justice Campus (JJC) including social and life skill building, vocational and career development and psycho-educational programming. This includes character development, leadership, and recreational opportunities. A Boys & Girls Club has been established on the campus of the JJC for after-school programs and activities.
This Pilot Program also provides for critical "Post-Release" services that target re-entry services for a minimum of 20 youth who participated in the Boys & Girls Club at the JJC for transition back into the community.
During the re-entry process from JJC into the community these 20 youth will be transitioned to a designated Boys & Girls Club near their residence. They will continue their relationships with case management and supervision towards a successful transition back into the community. Each youth will receive services for a minimum of 9 months and no longer than one year. Pre-release services will be initiated a minimum of 90 days prior to discharge.
Thinking for a Change The "Thinking for a Change" curriculum uses, a problem-solving program enhanced by both cognitive restructuring and social skills interventions. The Thinking for a Change curriculumis provided to minors by officers within the JJC in all Pods, three times per week.
Faith based Services volunteers provide religious services and guidance to minors within the JJC, including special presentations.
Alcoholic Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous Provides minors with drug and alcohol counseling/assistance and provides support to minors that have with family members with a history of drug and alcohol abuse.