New Britain 


145 South Whiting Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Telephone: (860) 357-4467
Fax: (860) 357-4472


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

Funded by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the A-CRA/ACC Program serves children and families referred by the funding agency, the New Britain Courts and by local schools.  Families may also self-refer to this program.  CJR’s A-CRA/ACC Program is an evidence-based outpatient substance abuse treatment program providing 90 days of clinical-based recovery (A-CRA) followed by 90 days of community-based recovery.  Serving 75 young people annually, ages 12 to 17, the A-CRA/ACC model provides a combination of office and home-based services that focus on the unique needs of the youth and families served.

Click here to access the A-CRA/ACC Referral Form.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Arroyo, MSW, LADC, Clinical Supervisor:

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 Erin Byrne, MA, LPC, Program Director:

Fostering Responsibility Education and Employment (FREE) Program

The Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE) Program in New Britain is provided through funding from the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  The FREE Program offers re-entry support to adolescents, ages 15 to 19, who have been committed to DCF as delinquent and who are returning to their communities from out-of-home placements, including public and private congregate care treatment settings and youth correctional settings.  Services begin while a young person is in congregate care and continue based on individual needs.  Daily programming focuses on an array of services which contribute to the adolescent's well-being and fosters growth in all areas of functioning, including the development of social skills, life skills, vocational skills, educational assistance and employment.  Services accommodate a range of ages, but emphasize career development and independent living.  This program has a capacity of 40 youth at any given time.  

For more information, please contact David Burgos, MDiv, Program Supervisor:

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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