Call 301-265-8446 for assistance or more information about the CINS Program.
The Children in Need of Supervision (CINS) Program is a juvenile justice diversion program for youth ages 13-18. The goal of the program is to interrupt pre-delinquent behavior patterns and redirect youth in a positive direction to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system or progressing further into the juvenile justice system.
The CINS program uses an evidence-based assessment called the Child and Family Adolescent Functional Assessment Survey to determine a family's strengths and needs and then develops a comprehensive Family Service Plan. The family is assigned a case manager to connect them to the appropriate community-based services to address the needs identified in the assessment.
The CINS program also provides an 8-week component for parents and the youth.
Parents learn about:
Vital parenting skills
How the adolescent brain develops and the impact it has on youth development
The effects of childhood trauma on parents and youth
Effective communication techniques
Parents join a network of other parents traveling through similar journeys and become a support to one another.
Youth learn about:
Their brain development
Making healthy choices
How to communicate their feelings
Creating visions for their future
Various positive youth development skills
Youth learn appropriate ways to navigate through life's challenges in a healthy way.
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