Project

Positive Youth Justice Project at Places for People

Positive Youth Justice Project at Places for People

Principal Investigator: Ward, Claire
Funder: Children’s Service Fund
Official Title: Places for People Positive Youth Justice

Positive Youth Justice Project at Places for People

The Positive Youth Justice project at Places for People is a community-based approach linking Family Outreach and Support Workers to families who have a court-involved youth. Positive Youth Justice provides a framework to deliver a wide range of natural, community-based opportunities for youth and families that increase their competencies across many life domains rather than focusing solely on finding professionals to treat deficits and disorders. Positive Youth Justice is funded as part of St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund Discovery Initiative. MIMH is evaluating the effectiveness of this project.  In addition, regular feedback is provided to the project team to inform midcourse corrections as needed.

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