The program is designed to help families whose youth exhibit risk factors that make them more susceptible to becoming involved with Juvenile Delinquency or the dependency system.  The youth served have not been adjudicated delinquent and have not been adjudicated dependent. The risk factors include school problems, truancy, family behaviors problems, ungovernability, runaway behaviors, homelessness, poor peer relations, drug use and alcohol.  Counseling provided-Individual, family are available to youth, parents and guardians, free of charge.  The program utilizes evidence-based approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-informed care to help youth and families survive crisis and thrive beyond it.


This program serves as an alternative to secure detention for youth who are arrested and charged with a Domestic Violence Offense on a household member.  Ages 6-17, Youth on Probation regardless of adjudication.  Services are intended to help youth and their families after an arrest, a respite stay or referral from a probation officer to asssit with the integration into their home enviroment and community through effective communication, identification of emtions and coping mechanisms.

S.N.A.P. PROGRAM (Stop Now and Plan)

SNAP is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self control and problem solving skills. SNAP is delivered to students ages 6-11, focusing on developing SNAP skills to promote a positive change in behavior.  The 13 week, program covers topics such as managing anger, handling group/peer  pressure and dealing with bullying.  Parent participation is required in the clinical evening groups.

Mary E. Williams, MS

Administrator, Community-Based Youth Intervention Services

Telephone 305-474-1707


Too Good for Drugs and Violence is a 15 session, evidence-based prevention program that is designed to provide Middle and High School aged youth with essential life skills. The Too Good program provides psycho-education in the areas of goal setting, decision making, conflict resolution, stress and anger management, healthy relationships, communication, bullying, and peer pressure. In addition, students are educated on the dangers and consequences of using addictive substances including tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, street drugs, and over the counter medications. The curriculum is very interactive and encourages student participation through the use of board games, trivia questions, videos, and role-plays.