Local Programs and Services for Juveniles and Methods to Access Those Programs and Services


Local Programs and Services for Juveniles and Methods to Access Those Programs and Services

Why?

Community resource awareness is an essential component in accessing services for juveniles. Community resources encourage the healthy development of juveniles and families through direct services. These community resource services aid in addressing the cause of delinquent behavior, re-enforce accountability, remove barriers, and reduce recidivism.

What?

The local services may include:

  • crisis family intervention;
  • emergency short-term residential care for children 10 years of age or older ;
  • family counseling;
  • parenting skills training;
  • youth coping skills training;
  • advocacy training; and
  • mentoring.

These may be accessed through court referrals, school referrals, community referrals, and/or through Texas 2-1-1.