Teen Turnabout / Tracking

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Region Statewide Eligibility Referrals are accepted from DCYF Child Protective Social Workers, Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, and/or District Courts. Fee No cost to clients Contact To make a referral

Tracking (aka Teen Turnabout) provides outreach and tracking services to adjudicated youth, ages of 11-17, who’ve been referred by DCYF members (CPSWs or JPPOs). These youth have exhibited acting out behaviors at home, in school and/or in the community, such as truancy, running away, and delinquency.

GOAL: Through intensive community-based supervision and tracking, Teen Turnabout seeks to keep youth in the community while improving family functioning, increasing school attendance, and decreasing substance use and delinquent behaviors. With a client-centered approach, TT helps youth and their families to identify strengths and goals. Together, they work on a psycho-social assessment and create a therapeutic service plan.

Services include, but are not limited to—

  • daily monitoring of curfew
  • daily monitoring of school attendance and performance
  • weekly family, school, and individual meetings
  • non-forensic drug testing
  • school advocacy
  • case management
  • community service arrangement and supervision
  • job search and job skill training
  • 24-hour / 7 day a week crisis intervention and support via on call system.