Prevent the cycle of repeat crime among the target population; strengthen youth and family and reduce identified risk factors.
First-time criminal offenders age 15 or younger with at least three of the following:
significant family problems
school attendance, behavioral, or performance problems
drug and/or alcohol use
pre-delinquent behaviors (gangs, runaway, or stealing patterns).
Also, older first-time offenders with the same risk factors, and targeted minors transitioning from institutional commitments to the community.
Must have committed a crime and been declared a Ward of the Juvenile Court under Welfare and Institutions Code 602; eligibility is screened by the Probation Dept.
How referrals are made to the program
All referrals and case screenings are made within the Probation Department.
5 YFRCs, each can serve about 60-80 youth at a time, or about 100 youth and families per year = about 350 youth at a time, about 500 per year. A sixth YFRC is planned to open early in 2002.
Primary Services Provided
Multi-Disciplinary Intervention Team services are focused on the child and family and include:
multi-agency case reviews every 90 days;
on-site school; recreational, educational, and cultural activities, including at least two weekend days per month;
restorative justice programming such as community service projects and victim awareness education; mental health services; drug and alcohol abuse services; transportation; training in life skills and pro-social values;
employment preparation and assistance;
health education and screening;
parent education classes;
Intensive In-Home Support Services.
Name, phone, email
Jeffrey G. Corp Director- Community Programs Division Orange County Probation Department Phone- 714-687-6703 firstname.lastname@example.org