Our society has fallen into a vicious trap of dealing with troubled youth by sending them away, removing the "threat" from the community as a lazy response for public safety. But now, a more effective solution has become clear.
Through collective efforts in counties across the nation, probation, the court, court partners, & community partners are choosing to support home-based trauma-focused therapeutic programs aimed at stabilizing youth in their homes & communities.
As a result of this new model, Santa Cruz has seen a 33% reduction in out-of-home placements - & an increase in personal success stories such as this one. Read the article here.