Programs for Adolescents

Connect to Home

Connect to Home provides permanent supportive housing for youth and/or parenting youth ages 18 to 21 who are at risk of homelessness and are currently or were previous involved with the Division of Child Protection & Permanency.  Staff provide youth with support services to enhance life skills, education, employment, community supports, and stability.  

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Strengthening Youth

Strengthening Youth is a free three month long program designed to help at-risk youth from becoming formally involved with the Juvenile Justice System.  Provided to residents of Burlington County under the age of 18, Strengthening Youth gives youth the opportunity to meet weekly with a Youth Counselor to discuss their goals and how to accomplish […]

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Academic and Career Exploration to Success

ACES is an in-home service that aims to support adolescents involved with DCP&P by providing effective transition practices to obtain a high school diploma and engage in post-secondary education, career exploration, vocational training, and other supports and services to assist the youth to secure employment.  Staff assist students in developing academic skills, behaviors and attitudes […]

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Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing

The Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing program seeks to achieve permanency, social connections, and emotional wellbeing for youth. Robins’ Nest staff will work to establish permanency by creating stable adult relationships, plans for the future, and maintaining contact with meaningful and committed individuals in the youths’ lives.

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Adolescent Mentoring

The Adolescent Mentoring program links adolescents and young adults that are involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or Children’s System of Care with mentors who will serve as a positive role model and engage the adolescent in positive activities. The goal of this program is to form lifelong friendships between the youth […]

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Fostering Independence

The Fostering Independence Program provides life skills instruction and case management to youth who are aging out of foster care and involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The program provides case management and advocacy and assists adolescents and young adults during their transition from foster care to independent living. This is an […]

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Cognitive Life Skills

The Cognitive Life Skills program provides youth who are currently on Gloucester County Juvenile Probation with weekly group sessions that focus on life skills training and leadership and trust building. The program provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to talk and learn about real life situations in an interactive way.

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Grounded

The Grounded program is a Detention-Alternative program which provides sufficient short-term supervision to youth who have charges against them in Salem County. The supervision allows for youth to safely remain in the community while awaiting the final disposition of their care, and ensures that the youth will be present at their next court hearing. Youth […]

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Second Chance

The Second Chance program provides services to youth who have begun to engage in antisocial and low-level delinquent behavior in an effort to prevent them from continuing down the wrong path. Staff provides weekly in-home counseling to address the underlying family issues that impact the youth’s behaviors and work towards finding the family community resources […]

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Street Dreams

The Street Dreams program works with juvenile probationers and connects them with education and employment opportunities in order to engage them in planning and setting goals for their future. The program includes assistance with resume building, employment seeking and retention, and accessing community resources, budgeting, and housing.

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