- After Care Services for Aging out Youth/Transitional/Supportive Independent Living
- School Linked Services
- Youth Helpline
- Outreach to At-Risk Youth/Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
Traditionally 18 month programs designed to assist youth in living skills, obtaining employment or further education, and attempting to find permanent housing. The programs can be congregate or apartments and some of the programs will extend the young person’s stay beyond the age of 18. Depending on the program, they address the needs of youth aged 16 to 21 or 18 to 21. The target population is youth aging out of the DCP&P (formerly DYFS) system or homeless youth. These are not generally therapeutic placements and would not be appropriate for young people with severe behavioral health needs.
- 85% of youth age 14 and older will have an independent living plan developed which identifies those programs and services that will be provided to assist the youth in transitioning from foster care to independence
- 93% of youth served will improve their independent living skills based on pre and post Ansell-Casey performance measures
- 85% of youth will successfully transition into safe permanent living situations
- 80% of youth served will learn essential job readiness skills and obtain employment
- 75% of youth served will be working towards obtaining a high school diploma, GED, or will attend technical school or pursue higher education
- 85% of youth in placement at age 18 who qualify for Chafee Medicaid will be enrolled (excludes SSI recipients)
Open to all youth aged 10 to 19 enrolled in the school that houses the program. Provides services before, during and after school and throughout the summer. Major services include mental health and family services; health services; substance abuse counseling; employment services; pregnancy prevention programs; learning support services; referrals to community based services; and recreation.
- 90% of youth served who participate will remain in school – School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP)
- 90% of youth served will improve emotional well-being (SBYSP)
- 90% of youth whose families have been involved will graduate or remain in school (Family Empowerment Program [FEP])
- 70% of those reporting difficulty will improve academic performance (FEP)
- 70% of youth will show an improvement in behavior in school (FEP)
- 92% of participating youth will demonstrate improvement in academic performance and/or social and emotional well-being (Family Friendly Center [FFC])
- 80% of families will demonstrate awareness of supports and resources available in school and community (FFC)
- 97% of youth who complete the program will not become pregnant prior to high school graduation (Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative [APPI])
- 95% of youth who complete the program will demonstrate improved knowledge of safe sex practices (APPI)
- 95% of teen parents will not have another pregnancy while enrolled in the program (Parent Linking Program [PLP])
- 98% of seniors will graduate while enrolled in the program (PLP)
- 80% of youth will be connected to community, social and vocational activities (Refugee Program)
A statewide, 24-hour, interactive telephone line for youth and young adults (ages 10-24) that provides immediate, respectful professional services with linkage to information and resources.
- 85% of youth who receive services from the NJ 2ndFLOOR Youth Helpline will report the call was helpful
- Calls will increase in Cape May, Cumberland, Hudson, Salem and Sussex counties by 50%
Designed to prevent crime/juvenile delinquency, and deter gang involvement by providing enhanced recreation, vocational, educational, outreach or supportive services to youths, ages 13 to 18, with the option to serve youths until age 21. Located in communities with demonstrated high crime and gang violence.
- 91% of students will remain in school (PJD)
- 99% of students will have no further incidents leading to juvenile detention while enrolled (PJD)
- 75% of youth will remain free of new criminal/delinquency charges (OTARY)
- 75% of youth will show an increase in the number of days they attend school (OTARY)
- 75% of youth participating to improve anti-social behaviors will achieve their personal goals (OTARY)