Providing a true second chance for children and their families.
In 2018, Hope Hill recognizing a true need in our community, decided to start an initiative called Finding Hope that will provide community based services to adolescents who are at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system. The initiatives delinquency prevention efforts seek to redirect adolescents who are considered discernibly at-risk for delinquency or who have committed a low level offense from further involvement in the system. Programming goals support families staying together and youth remaining in the community. To meet family needs, staff provides these services in the home, community and schools. Referrals from this program come from SB200 established FAIR Teams or Court Designated Workers.
To significantly reduce the rate of official delinquency of participating juveniles as compared to juveniles formally processed in the system by strengthening youth’s attachment to family and other pro-social activities and individuals.
To safeguard against the negative impact of life stressors while also preventing engagement in risky behavior.
To reduce risk factors that lead to further trauma, placement in out-of-home care, poor coping skills, cognitive factors, educational challenges, and low levels of social supports.
To increase the youth’s access to resources in the community.
Youth who develop caring relationships with supportive adults and peers do better in school, in their communities, and at home. Community groups provide time and resources for youth to explore their social and emotional growth and development. Groups provide a safe environment that promotes positive relationships and a culture focusing on topics such as bullying, substance use, influence, aggression, coping strategies, moral reasoning, and social skill development.
Comprehensive Mental Health and Substance Use Assessment and Re-Assessment
Individual and Family Counseling
Parent Education and Skills Development
Life Skills Education
Comprehensive Case Management Services
24/7 Staff availability for crisis intervention
The target population for the initiative is adolescents 10-14 with behaviors that place them at-risk of entering or re-entering the juvenile justice system. The families/primary caregivers and, where appropriate, any significant adult/mentor will also be provided services. The target population does not exclude individuals from participation because of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, literacy, disability or language.
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