JUVENILE JUSTICE REINTEGRATION
Juvenile Justice Reintegration
The Alere Youth Development Reintegration Program seeks to support youth reintegrating into the community after leaving the Juvenile Correction System. Through collaboration with the justice system, youth, and their family we seek to foster positive social and familial relationships, teach self-reliance, maximize individual potential, and support positive life choices for the prevention of future legal action.
Our program utilizes a positive peer support model that is woven through all of our activities. Participants in our program are expected to work together to support and encourage one another. Problems are seen as opportunities for growth and development and youth are encouraged to work together to find solutions. When youth use their skills and knowledge to help one another and serve their community they build self-confidence and self-efficacy (a belief in their own capacity to succeed).
One to one mentoring: mentors build and sustain consistent, meaningful friendships, provide understanding, support, and wisdom to youth. Mentors facilitate life skills training, advocate for youth, and teach youth how to advocate for themselves.
Community outreach: mentors and staff will connect youth with resources in the community.
Social and service activities: youth and mentors meet together twice a month to connect, socialize, support one another, and serve the community. Youth build positive friendships and make connections in their community.
Life skills training: youth are provided with important tools for development, such as independent thinking, how to socialize and form healthy relationships, and how to take action in situations where adults may not be around to help or intervene. Youth develop competency in the skills that not only are key to success, but have also been found to reduce and prevent substance use and violence. For more information visit our Life Skills page Life Skills