Assessment, Referrals and Case Management

Children and teens under 18 who are at risk of becoming delinquent, dependent, a child in need of services and children that are at risk for maltreatment are referred to the program by law enforcement, school employees, social service agencies or may self-refer. Each child and their parents are assessed (on a voluntary basis) by the staff and referred to a multi-agency planning panel. The panel develops an intervention plan for each child and his or her parents. Staff work with all agencies involved to educate the child’s parents, guardian or legal custodian on the importance of following the plan and assist them in making appointments and follow up visits. This plan includes: family and/or individual counseling and prosocial activities for the family and child and (if needed) access to basic human needs such as housing and job assistance, food and clothing resources. Staff follow up with the child and family for at least 90 days to ensure the plan is implemented and supports are provided along the way.

To make a referral to the Front Porch fill out the referral form and submit it to the email address on the form.