Southwest Key’s Youth Justice Programs are based on the core principle that positive change can happen though therapeutic, educational and community-based programs. Our services are shaped by evidence-based practices and youth voice, and accomplished through staff that come from the communities we serve. By providing alternatives to children who are involved in the court or juvenile justice systems, Youth Justice enables them to stay at home with their families and involved in their communities.
Through Youth Justice, young men and women are provided with structure and services that promote positive behaviors and experiences. Our caseworkers partner with families to address individual, family and social issues, such as helping with the transition back home from a correctional facility or institution, assisting parents with employment and childcare, and working with school staff to meet academic and personal needs. Our programs track the progress youth are making while holding them accountable for their actions. These components work together to set the foundation for success, now and tomorrow.
Youth Justice also provides preventative programming, community engagement and school-based programs. Available program models include: