Aftercare Services

Juvenile Justice Aftercare

Eckerd provides juvenile justice aftercare (also known as family reunification services) in ¬†Dallas, Texas to boys and girls ages 10 – 17 who are adjudicated delinquent by the Texas Youth Commission. The goal of these services is to strengthen families and also help keep young people on course in their academic, vocational and social skills. These comprehensive home-based interventions feature intensive case management and support through a network of community resources, and utilize the Eckerd Family Engagement Model to include evidence-based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Nurturing Parenting Programs. Transition planning prior to discharge helps engage youths and their families early in the process and ensures continuity of treatment through the youths’ reintegration into their home community.

Special features include:

  • Transition planning
  • Individualized Assessment
  • Educational, Vocational and Recreational Planning
  • Crisis Intervention¬†
  • Community Service
  • Counseling for Adjustment and Social Skills Building
  • Life Skills Training, an evidence-based intervention
  • Eckerd Family Engagement Model to include evidence-based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Nurturing Parenting Programs

Juvenile Justice Transitional Services

Eckerd Project Bridge is a program of Eckerd that provides transitional services to boys and girls ages 11-21 reintegrating back to their home communities from residential commitment programs in Central and South Florida. Through an innovative partnership, this program supports the mission and vision of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to increase post-placement stability of youth through transition coordination from residential placement.

Project Bridge is designed to provide the following core services:

    • Educational
    • Mentoring
    • Vocational
    • Transportation
    • Related Support

Learn more about Eckerd Project Bridge services.