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Juvenile Justice Initiative – Brooklyn

The Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) works intensively with youth at risk of court involvement, or youths adjudicated as juvenile delinquents and their families in their homes to ensure youth remain at home, attend school, and participate in pro-social behaviors.  JJI therapists are trained in evidence-based Multi-Systemic Therapy, and are supported by the MST Institute through training and consultation by highly trained experts. This program helps our youth to find suitable educational, pro-social and after-school activities that are proven to help offenders focus on positive life choices, which in turn prevents delinquent behavior. This is a family-based program that engages both caregivers and youths for the duration of treatment.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Youth adjudicated as juvenile delinquents and their families to prevent out-of-home placement, or youths demonstrating concerning behaviors that may put them at risk of being court involved.

Age Criteria or Other Eligibility Requirements

Age 9-17

How to Access this Program or Service

Contact: Melissa Verastegui- Program Director, [email protected]

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