Programs for Youth
Mentoring Inside Out
Mentoring Inside Out is a comprehensive program that gives children ages 7-14 of justice-involved parents support to stay in school and to become healthy, successful adults. The program works with the whole family. It includes individual mentoring, group activities, transportation for youth to prison for visits with parents, and parenting classes and support groups for parents and caregivers.
Bounce Back is a group intervention developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network aimed at relieving symptoms of child traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and functional impairment among elementary school children (grades 3-5) exposed to traumatic events.
Family Engagement Activities
The Center provides regular youth engagement activities to Bounce Back and Mentoring Inside Out clients. Events focus on building community among youth whose parents are or have been involved in the justice system. Events include field trips to local attractions such as the zoo, movies, basketball or soccer games, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and picnics, and seasonal holiday parties. In July 2018, the Center will provide a two-week summer day camp for youth in Bounce Back and Mentoring Inside Out.