12 and Under Project
Provides services to identified high-risk boys with "special issues and needs" who have been assessed at the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC). The program replicates an empirically-based model intervention: SNAP™ Program, developed by Child Development Institute, Toronto, Canada, designed specifically for boys under 12 years of age in conflict with the law and their families. This project is part of a National Demonstration Project with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Family Intevention Services (FIS)
Provides community- and home-based Functional Family Therapy, targeting children age 17 years and under, who are diverted from Juvenile Court and under the supervision of the Juvenile Services Department; one program operated by Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. on a countywide basis.
- Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.
Contact: Carla Pampellone
15490 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33169
305-685-0381 ext. 103
Improving Community Control (ICC)
For adjudicated youths, under age 18, on DJJ Community Control; designed to improve self-esteem, school performance, and pro-social bonding; three programs covering most of Miami-Dade County.
- Concerned African Women
Contact: Carolyn "Kiani" Nesbitt
1505 NW 167th Street, Ste 101
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
- Regis House
Contact: Shatara Piedrasanta
2010 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33125
- The Alternatives Programs
Contact: George E. Jones
151 NW 60th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Family and Child Empowerment (FACE)
Provides psycho-educational groups for diversion eligible children, ages 11-17, and their parents, as well as tutoring, homework assistance, and information concerning family resource availability; three programs covering specific areas of Miami-Dade County.
- Work America
Contact: Marva DeSilva
303-309 W Palm Drive
Florida City, FL 33034
- Miami-Dade Community Action Agency
Contact: Tangier Scott, Ed. D.
6100 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
- Children’s Psychiatric Center
Contact: Perla Musykanski-Tarrab, LMHC
430 W 66th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Juvenile Weapons Offender Program (JWOP)
For youths adjudicated on non-violent weapons charges, under age 18. Offender is confronted by the traumatic physical, emotional, and financial consequences of violence on victims and their families. Individual and family supportive factors are emphasized; one program provided by South Miami/Coral Gables Elks Lodge.
- South Miami/Coral Gables Elks Lodge #1676
Contact: Mimi Sutherland
6304 SW 78th Street
South Miami, FL 33143
Post Detention Girls' Program (PDGP)
A program for young women 11- 18 released to Community Control or Aftercare under the supervision of the Department of Justice that teaches social, vocational, economic, and family skills.
- World Literacy - (Girl Power)
Contact: Thema Campbell
6015 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Serious Habitual Offender - Sibling Model Program (SHOSib)
SHOSib design is a model program that is an intense family strengthening intervention plan for what are often identified as multi-generational, criminal justice-involved families that historically do not respond to normal interventions.
It is based on first identifying younger siblings of serious, habitual offenders who are beginning juvenile justice system involvement and then providing intervention services for them and the rest of the family. The Juvenile Services Department, a research partner in this model program, provides training to the organization implementing this model.
Teen Drug Court
Arrested amenable drug involved youths diverted to Teen Drug Court for treatment for a period of one year instead of prosecution in the usual manner.
- Administrative Office of the Courts
Contact: Clarissa Linares
3300 NW 27 Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
Provides process and outcome evaluations of all funded programs; one independent evaluator for all programming initiatives.
- The Thurston Group
Contact: Maxine Thurston
1175 NW 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161
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