Brief Community Intervention

Brief Community Intervention will implement research-based approaches to decrease criminogenic risk factors, improve positive youth development and keep the community safe. Youths will attend after school and some Saturdays.

The program will:

  • Teach youths skills to reduce risk on criminogenic needs
  • Use proven skill-building strategies
  • Provide extra supervision, monitoring and accountability

Brief Community Intervention

The Brief Community Intervention Program provides after school programming for moderate to high risk youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in Utah’s juvenile justice system.

Evidence-Based Curricula include:

Strengthening Families, ADAPT, Carey Guide BITS, Why Try, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

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Programming Offered:

In addition to evidence-based programming, Brief Community Intervention provides the following programming for youth:
Clinical Support: In partnership with the Local Mental Health Authority, Brief Community Intervention provides evidence-based therapy in substance use disorder for acute and ongoing therapeutic needs as indicated by assessment or as ordered by the Utah Juvenile Court.
Family Involvement: Brief Community Intervention encourages parents and families to play an active role in treatment through Child & Family Team Meetings, weekly updates and home visits from staff.

The following additional programming may be offered based on the local program: community activities or projects, monthly family activity, volunteer groups or activities, Saturday sports team, skill based groups.

Target Population

Moderate to high-risk youths, ages 12-18; DCFS youths with delinquency; youths on 2nd or 3rd non-judicial referral; youths with gang involvement; youths with behavioral issues and skill deficits and youths with a need for increased community supervision.

Length of Stay

Length of stay in the program will be 60 days.

Exclusionary Criteria

Includes but not limited to active psychosis, actively suicidal, assaultive towards peers and sexually acting out or identified as low risk on the Prescreen Risk Assessment, Protective Risk Assessment