Unified Prevention & Intervention Services

Prevention and diversion services (PDS) through a case management format with the following goals:
  • Divert youth from further involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Provide a normalizing experience for youth using community-based resources
  • Provide services with the expectation of family preservation, family reunification or independence (as appropriate)
  • Prevent commitment to Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Demonstrate programmatic and economic feasibility of short-term community-based services
Intervention services (IS) through an after-school program format with the following goals:
  • Improve academic performance with tutoring and after school activities
  • Provide recreational, sports, and cultural activities
  • Provide positive adult mentorship
  • Offer life skills education
  • Encourage parental involvement