Prevention Services Help Youth Avoid Juvenile Justice System

Through a contract with the Putnam County Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the Putnam County Probation Department, Green Chimneys provides intervention and prevention services to youth who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

When a Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) complaint is filed by a parent or school official, the child and family are referred to the Green Chimneys PINS Prevention program. A licensed social worker works with the child and family to develop an individualized service plan, which includes individual and family goals to address identified risk factors. A contract with the youth and family members supports the goal of avoiding further involvement with the juvenile justice system/probation department. Preliminary mental health and substance abuse evaluations are completed and youth and families are provided with, or referred to, any needed services.

Services that may be provided to families:
•    Individual and family therapy
•    Referral for after-school programming
•    Short-term case management/coordination
•    24-hour crisis intervention
•    Referrals
•    Advocacy
•    Respite services

For further information, contact Clare Rigano at crigano@greenchimneys.org
or 845.279.2378 x202

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