Juvenile Justice Aftercare
These services help keep young people on course in their academic, vocational and social skills with ongoing support through a network of community resources. Eckerd’s Aftercare services strike a unique and perfect balance between supervision with service. For example, youth meet with their aftercare case manager before they are even released from residential treatment. Counselors may take a youth to a first job interview or to re-enroll in school. Our aftercare counselors support youth virtually every step of the way in helping them remain in school and/or obtain gainful employment in order to become productive citizens in their local communities.
- Transition — special case management for 30 to 60 days before the youth returns home or transfers from a non-residential commitment program.
- Post-Residential/Non-Residential — case management; pre-vocational and vocational services; educational services including referral and enrollment assistance and adjustment counseling; physical fitness, recreation and leisure time activities; completion of court sanctions to include monitoring and coordination; and progress reporting.
- Assessment and Classification — formal assessments by staff to determine appropriate level of services.
- Crisis Intervention Services — provided in the community for youth and their families.
- Community Involvement — including community service and other pro-social activities.