Community Programs

The Connecticut Junior Republic's community-based programs focus on addressing emotional and behavioral problems in a child or youth's natural environment — including home, public school and town of residence.

Children as young as 10 years through college-age are helped by the Junior Republic's growing array of family-focused programs in locations throughout the state.  Prevention and early intervention services are provided for boys, girls and families at-risk of serious problems in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.  Intensive, home-based services are also available for youth and families in crisis as an alternative to residential placement.  Additional services include support and monitoring for young people re-entering their homes and communities following discharge from a residential program as well as substance abuse treatment. 

Depending upon the program, referrals may be made through the Courts, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), public schools, other service providers in the community, or by the family.  An increasing number of CJR's community-based programs incorporate evidence-based practices as well as wraparound services that benefit the entire family.

See a Complete Listing of CJR's Community Programs below.

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care (A-CRA/ACC) Program

Services Provided: Evidence-based outpatient substance abuse treatment with a focus on the unique needs of youth and families served.

Target Population: Boys and girls, ages 14 - 17: up to age 18 on a case-by-case basis: and their families.

Length of Program/Service: 90 days of clinic-based treatment (A-CRA) followed by 90 days of community-based recovery support (ACC). 

Referral Source:  Juvenile Justice System, schools, parents, and self-referrals. Click here to access the A-CRA/ACC Referral Form.

Funding Agency: Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD) and Department of Children and Families (DCF).

For more information about the A-CRA/ACC program at a specific location click below: 

New Britain, Waterbury

ASSERT Treatment Model (ATM)

Services Provided: Evidence-based substance abuse treatment for opioid users with comprehensive services addressing this issue and promoting the adolescent’s on-going recovery.

Target Population: Adolescents, ages 16 to 21, and their families.

Length of Program/Service: Varies, based on individual needs.

Referral Source: Department of Children and Families (DCF), community organizations and self-referrals.

Funding Source: Department of Children and Families (DCF).

For more information about the ASSERT Treatment Model at a specific location click below:

Waterbury

Child, Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC)

Services Provided: Wrap-around services and clinical interventions are provided to address the individual needs of at-risk and court-involved children, youth and families. 

Target Population: Boys and girls, ages 11 - 17, and their families.

Length of Program/Service: Four months average.

Referral Source: Superior Court-Juvenile Matters.

Funding Agency: Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD).

For more information about the CYFSC program at a specific location click below:

Danbury, Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, Torrington, Waterbury 

Effective Practices in Community Support for Influencers (EPICS-I)

Services Provided: Reduces recidivism, reinforces positive social interactions, communication and problem-solving skills, and promotes the development of prosocial interests by involving and training natural supportive members (influencers) in a young person’s life.

Target Population: High risk adolescents, ages 15 to 19.

Length of Program/Service: Varies based on individual needs.

Referral Source: Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD) Juvenile Probation Officers.

Funding Source: Federal Demonstration Project (FDP).

For more information about the EPICS I Program at a specific location, click below: 

Waterbury

Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE)

Services Provided: Re-entry support for DCF committed youth with a focus on career development and independent living skills. 

Target Population: Adolescents, ages 12 - 19. 

Length of Program/Service: Varies based on individual needs. 

Referral Source: Department of Children and Families (DCF). 

Funding Agency: Department of Children and Families (DCF).

For more information about the FREE program at a specific location click below:

New Britain, Waterbury

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) Program

Services Provided: Evidence and strength-based substance abuse program designed to serve boys and girls in their homes and communities.

Target Population: Boys and girls, ages 9 - 18, and their families.

Length of Program/Service: 4 - 6 months, based on individual needs. 

Referral Source: Superior Court-Juvenile Matters and Department of Children and Families (DCF) . 

Funding Agency: Department of Children and Families (DCF).

For more information about the MDFT program at a specific location click below:

Waterbury

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program

Services Provided: A unique family-focused, evidence-based program designed to serve boys and girls in their homes and communities.

Target Population: Boys and girls, ages 12 - 17, and their families.

Length of Program/Service: Average 3 - 5 months. 

Referral Source: Superior Court-Juvenile Matters

Funding Agency: Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD).

For more information about the MST program at a specific location click below:

Danbury, Torrington

Success Always Follows Education/Teen Pregnancy Prevention (SAFE/TPP) Program

Services Provided: After-school and summer program providing long term support, life skills, education and other activities designed to discourage risky behavior with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention and academic success. 

Target Population: Middle and high school boys and girls. 

Length of Program/Service: 12 to 24 months. 

Referral Source: Schools, parents and youth service providers. 

Funding Agency: Department of Social Services (DSS).

For more information about the SAFE/TPP program at a specific location click below:

Waterbury

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Services Provided: After-school program consisting of group activities, community service with an emphasis on values, human growth and development, relationships and the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood. 

Target Population: 7th - 12th grade boys and girls. 

Length of Program/Service: Two school years.

Referral Source: Schools, parents and youth service providers. 

Funding Agency: Department of Social Services (DSS).

For more information about the TOP program at a specific location click below: 

East Hartford (based at Rockville/Manchester location) and Middletown/Meriden.

For more information about the Connecticut Junior Republic's Community Programs, please contact:
 
Ana M. Flamengo, MPA
Director of Community Programs
550 Goshen Road
P.O. Box 161
Litchfield, CT  06759
aflamengo@cjryouth.org
Telephone: (860) 567-9423, ext. 271
Fax: (860) 567-3479

  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423
  • info@cjryouth.org

 

 

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