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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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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Lifelong Connections

The Lifelong Connections program helps to establish permanent connections with supportive adults for youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Staff work on identifying supportive adults and connecting them with youth aging out of Division of Child Permanency and Protection supervision. These relationships allow for adolescents and young adults to work towards […]

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On My Own

The On My Own program provides aftercare services to youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Services within this program include training for employment seeking and retention, enabling youth to receive their high school diploma, counseling services on an individual or group basis, and assistance in obtaining independent housing.

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Connect Two

The Connect Two program provides in-home counseling to children and their families who are involved with or at risk of being involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Therapists work with the youth and their families to help the youth set positive goals, improve family functioning and well-being, and provide appropriate linkages with community resources.

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