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