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to strengthen children & families so they can live safely, independently & productively within their home communities

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PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

Pathways 

Pathways serves youth and families with the goal of preventing child abuse/neglect and  recidivism back into foster care. The program also  services youth who have either been adjudicated a Person In Need of Supervision (PINS) or Juvenile Delinquent, or are non-adjudicated youth who have been determined to be at "imminent risk" of being placed outside their home.

93%

of families avoided the need for out-of-home placement in 2018

Home Run 

Home Run is a school-based prevention program designed to avert out-of-home placements of at-risk children due to school related issues and difficulties with family functioning.

92%

of parents  showed increased

involvement in their child’s school

Family Connections 

Family Connections is a  short-term, intensive, home and community-based family preservation program designed to avert out-of-home placements of children at imminent risk due to juvenile delinquency, status offenses, child abuse or child neglect.

87%

of families avoided further involvement with CPS

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is an alternative-to-detention program, offering intensive crisis intervention, with the goal of reducing the county’s need to place youth in detention. There is a Raise the Age variation of this program which targets the needs of older adolescent populations.

94%

f youth involved in the program avoided placement in 2018

Functional Family Therapy

Evidence-based, FFT is a strength and systematic family focused model, working with at-risk adolescents and their families.  This is a comprehensive method of treating individuals with severe clinical needs

99%

of youth avoided placement

in 2018

Turnabout 

Turnabout is a jr/sr. high school-based truancy prevention program designed to avert out of home placements of children at-risk due to poor school attendance.

95%

of youth showed an increase in  school attendance