Using dialogue, information and support, counselors and case managers help youth avoid destructive behaviors and make good decisions that will lead to responsible, productive adulthood.
Internet instruction and virtual classrooms are available for those unable to attend in person due to transportation issues, job demands, parenting obligations, or other circumstances. Distance Learning covers a full range of topics including Adult Education, GED Preparation, Financial Literacy and Work Preparation.
Contact (401) 519-1929
The Drug Free Communities Support Program enables the Smithfield Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to strengthen their coordination and prevention efforts, encourage citizen participation in substance abuse reduction efforts, and disseminate information about effective programs The Coalition is comprised of youth; parents; media; law enforcement; school officials; faith-based organizations; fraternal organizations; state and local, government agencies; healthcare professionals; and other community representatives.
Contact: (401) 519-1937
Includes academic assessment and educational services to help individuals prepare for the state GED exam. Classroom training, individual sessions; tutoring; home-based studies; and computer assisted learning available.
Offers alternative to Family Court for first time juvenile offenders referred directly from the local police. Sanctions are imposed, with a case management focus, to divert juvenile offenders from a second offense while identifying problems affecting their behavior, such as truancy, disobedience, and delinquency. Tri-Town coordinates the Boards for juvenile offenders and their families in the Towns of Johnston, Smithfield, North Providence, Scituate, Glocester, and Foster.
Contact (401) 519-1903
Parenting Wisely is designed to help teens and their families to increase communication; decrease family conflict; increase parental supervision; improve discipline and parenting techniques; and reduce or prevent juvenile delinquency, substance abuse; school failure; violent behaviors, and teen pregnancy. Youth and families are referred through Juvenile Hearing Boards in Johnston, Smithfield, Scituate, Foster, Glocester and Burrillville, Truancy Courts, and through self-referral.
Contact (401) 519-1903.
Tri-Town coordinates Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions in the Towns of Johnston, Smithfield, and North Providence. The Coalitions are comprised of major stakeholders in the community (Including representatives from schools, housing authority, substance abuse and mental health, faith-based organizations, chambers of commerce, municipalities, senior centers, juvenile justice, youth services, recreation, health care, etc.) to establish annual community-wide plans to deliver substance abuse prevention services in the community.
Contact: Johnston: (401) 519-1903; Smithfield: (401) 519-1903; North Providence: (401) 519-1937
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A six to eight week program operated between June and August for youth ages 14 -24. The program provides youth with work experience opportunities in local businesses, public facilities and non-profit agencies. Work experiences provide youth with hands-on opportunities to develop the skills they will need upon entering the work force. Youth receive a stipend or wage and are required to attain certain benchmarks relative to their job performance. Youth also participate in a variety of career and personal development activities such as community service projects, field trips to local business and civic events, exposure to post secondary education and training opportunities, and guest speakers from key RI industries.
Contact: (401) 519-1929
For individuals seeking post secondary or advanced training opportunities, we offer assistance with career exploration, college readiness assessment, applications, financial aid forms, class selection, study and research skills, and college level academic preparation.
Case workers attend Truancy Court in Johnston, Smithfield, and Foster/Glocester school districts with the purpose of case managing students and their families and making referrals as deemed appropriate by the courts.
Contact: (401) 519-1903
Provides academic and vocational assessment and exploration, GED prep, basic skills remediation, occupational skills training, employment assistance and placement, intensive case management, job coaching, leadership skills, adult mentoring, life skills training, tracking and follow up. Statewide for youth ages 14 -24 years old, for both in-school and out-of school youth.
Contact (401) 519-1929
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Intensive case management services focusing on school completion and/or GED, Adult Basic Education and Literacy, ESL, Life Skills Training and Parent Education. Available to pregnant and parenting teens who are 20 years old or younger. Case managers will assist participants in applying for child care services, Food Stamps, Rite Care, and transportation and employment assistance.
A Wayward/Disobedient Petition is a legal charge a parent or guardian can file against his/her child if the child is exhibiting or engaging in serious behavior that would be considered disobedient, or persistent running away from home, not following house rules and or not keeping curfew. By filing a Wayward / Disobedient Petition against their child, parents or guardians are saying that they are no longer able to manage their child’s behaviors and as a result, cannot ensure the safety of their child. Therefore, they are requesting interventions to help the family find solutions.
Contact: (401) 519-1903
Youth Success 2010-2011 Annual Report