168 South Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Telephone: (860) 482-7600
Fax: (860) 482-7664


Child, Youth and Family Support Center (CYFSC)

CJR’s Child, Youth and Family Support Center (CYFSC) provides services to juveniles with delinquency charges and status offenses, such as running away, truancy, breaking school rules and otherwise acting out.  Funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the CYFSC incorporates research and evidence-based programs and services.  Service delivery by highly qualified and trained staff ensures positive outcomes.  Program services range from assessment to more intensive support, including multi-modal, center-based care.  Assistance to participating children, youth and families is provided as needed and may include crisis intervention, clinical assessment, family mediation, individual therapy, case management, educational advocacy, substance abuse treatment, support groups for parents, gender-specific, psycho-educational and skills-based groups, trauma-informed groups, cognitive behavioral interventions, anger management groups, as well as life skills, job readiness and vocational training, and aftercare following discharge from the program.  A critical component of CJR’s Child, Youth and Family Support Centers is the focus on providing strength-based, “wrap-around” services to meet the needs of the entire family.  Average length of services is four months but the program is designed to meet the needs of individual families and involvement with the CYFSC may be shorter or longer, depending upon the needs of each family.

For more information, please contact Tina LoRusso, MS, Program Director:

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program

Funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), MST serves 30 young people, ages 12 to 17, and their families annually.  Treatment is delivered in the youth’s natural environment (home, school and community) and is designed to reduce criminal and anti-social behaviors while empowering the family to develop and use proactive parenting skills.  All family members living in the home and anyone within the youth’s sphere of influence are encouraged to participate.  For a treatment period of three to five months, MST therapists are available to referred families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Therapists visit the family home three to five times a week and have ongoing communication with the youth’s school.  

For more information, please contact Alexandra Favale, MSW, Supervising Social Worker:

Wellness Center

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center provides behavioral health services for children, youth and families at many CJR locations across the state.

Staffed by skilled clinicians, Wellness Center resources include psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who are equipped to help children, youth and families address an array of concerns, including substance abuse issues; family conflict; family mediation issues; developmental adjustment issues; school related and parenting issues; and trauma-related issues.

The CJR staff is trained to work with particularly challenging at-risk and special needs children and youth and their families, and a number of clinicians are certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

Referrals may be made directly by the individuals seeking services; through a CJR program or service; or by other organizations in the community.  Click here for a referral form.    

For more information, please contact Jennifer Grant, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services:




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



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