Juvenile Justice Residential Services (JJR) 11: Development of Social and Independent Living Skills
Youth are engaged in programming and activities that help them acquire and strengthen the social and independent living skills needed to become responsible, connected, and law-abiding members of their communities.
NAThe organization provides only detention services.
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Juvenile Justice Residential Services promote public safety by providing youth with a supportive, structured setting that helps them address their needs and develop the attitudes and skills needed to make responsible choices, avoid negative behaviors, and become productive, connected, and law-abiding citizens.
Examples: Cognitive behavioral interventions and interpersonal skills training, along with opportunities to use skills in productive and valued activities, are examples of promising ways to address youths’ risks and needs and help them develop the competencies they need to succeed.
Examples: Opportunities to practice and demonstrate skills outside the facility may include, but are not limited to, community service projects, vocational placements, and visits to the family or home community.
Youth are helped to develop age-appropriate life skills that will support positive functioning at home and in the community after residential care.
Examples: Relevant skills may include, but are not limited to: identifying networks of support; time management; accessing and using community resources; pursuing educational and occupational opportunities; household management; budgeting and money management; and accessing available financial assistance.
Pregnant and parenting youth are helped to develop skills and knowledge related to:
basic caregiving routines;
child growth and development;
meeting children’s health and emotional needs;
environmental safety and injury prevention;
parent-child interactions and bonding;
age-appropriate behavioral expectations and appropriate discipline; and
NAThe organization does not serve pregnant or parenting youth.