Currently Funded Programs

Boomerang

Boomerang Youth, Inc.
Program Type: Juvenile Structured
Brief Description: Boomerang is a resiliency-based program that engages youth at risk for disconnection to school due to short-term suspension. Programming provides support services to mitigate the risk of school dropout through tutoring and life skills development during out-of-school time. Boomerang programming is strengths-based, recognizing the assets of each individual student and building on those to create stronger connections to school, family and community.

Community Service & Restitution

Volunteers for Youth, Inc.
Program Type: Restitution/Community Service
Brief Description: Boomerang is a resiliency-based program that engages youth at risk for disconnection to school due to short-term suspension. Programming provides support services to mitigate the risk of school dropout through tutoring and life skills development during out-of-school time. Boomerang programming is strengths-based, recognizing the assets of each individual student and building on those to create stronger connections to school, family and community.

Mediation/Conflict Resolution

Dispute Settlement Center
Program Type: Mediation/Conflict Resolution
Brief Description: Restorative Justice practices consisting of mediated victim-offender conferences, restorative circles, and accountability processes. Program serves youth referred by Court Counselors, schools, and community partners, including school resource officers and police officers.

Parent Teen Solutions

The Exchange Club’s Family Center in Alamance
Program Type: Interpersonal Skill Building
Brief Description: The program is provided to at-risk and delinquent youth (10-17) and their parents. The program is designed to maintain youth in the home, while reducing recidivism, improving parent-child relationship, school motivation, problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and parenting skills. Families participating in the program participate in peer
group sessions for 2 hours that include group discussion and peer and family practice.

Program Type:Home Based Family Counseling
Brief Description: The home visitation counseling program provided to at-risk or delinquent youth (10- 17) and their parent(s) 3 hours per week from 3 to 6 months. Most families will average 150 days. Program is designed to maintain youth in the home environment while reducing recidivism, improving parent-child relationships, school motivation, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and parenting skills. Families are also offered the option to participate in group services along with this component.

Teen Court

Volunteers for Youth, Inc.
Program Type: Teen Court
Brief Description: Teen Court is an alternative court program for middle- and high-school students based upon the principles of restorative justice. Youth are tried and sentenced by a jury of their peers. Fellow students take the roles of defense attorney, prosecutor, clerk of court, bailiff, or juror to carry out these proceedings. Local attorneys volunteer to serve as Teen Court judges.

Wrenn House

Haven House Inc.
Program Type: Runaway Shelter Care
Brief Description: Teen Court is an alternative court program for middle- and high-school students based upon the principles of restorative justice. Youth are tried and sentenced by a jury of their peers. Fellow students take the roles of defense attorney, prosecutor, clerk of court, bailiff, or juror to carry out these proceedings. Local attorneys volunteer to serve as Teen Court judges.

Additional Information

If you would like more information, please email Rebekah Rapoza or call 919-245-2800.