Juvenile Hall Transitional Program
The Juvenile Hall Transition programs primary goals are to identify and address the following issues:
These behaviors stem from pathways their lives have taken. A critical element in these pathways is the family, or support group for each client. Contact with family and aftercare providers (state or county aftercare) should be extensive.
Our strategy is to address situations and stressors that are currently associated with destructive and violent behavior by detainee’s who learn alternative and pro-social responses to the same situations and successfully transition back to the community. These learning activities would have little value in and of themselves without a structured opportunity that encourages the practice of newly learned cognitive behavioral skills. This program uses peer-to-peer groups that blend Narcotics Anonymous and Alcohol Anonymous protocols with culturally relevant rituals and discussions.