BCFS' juvenile justice programs engage the whole family unit in intensive intervention, training, counseling, support and crisis intervention aimed at deterring juveniles' patterns of troubled behavior.
For more than a decade, BCFS has worked with at-risk teens and young adults to identify their specific delinquency triggers or barriers to success. This strength-based methodology may include finding a safe and affordable apartment, entering the youth or a parent into a substance abuse program, or coordinating a job interview with a business partner.
Juveniles with multiple offenses who are at risk of institutionalization are referred to BCFS by their probation officers. Case managers work intensively with the youth and his or her family in the home, at school, or in any other setting that is convenient and safe.
BCFS also serves youth returning home from juvenile justice institutions to ensure they successfully transition back into their communities.
Ultimately, our goal is to see youth become productive, law abiding, and self-sufficient adults.
BCFS works with juvenile justice systems nationwide to build evidence-based service models as well as adjudication and rehabilitation programs streamline the delivery of services and bolster the effectiveness of prevention, intervention and rehabilitation programs for youth.