Civic Heart Community Services is the intermediary for the Youth Justice Reinvestment Fund disseminated from the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department and Harris County Commissioners Court.
We are pleased to announce that we have selected six Grantees and one ancillary Grantee to provide youth and families in Houston, Texas with services that will prevent further involvement in the juvenile justice system. Please find more information about these Grantees below:
Meet Our Grantees
“Near Peer Youth Leadership and Employment Project” is a 49-week continuous hands-on daily educational program Mon. – Thur., for male and female youth ages 11-16. Hosted at a specialized artistic studio in Third Ward, youth learn leadership and employment skills, access tools, materials, and instructions and are empowered to participate in rewarding projects in the Beat Shop, Style Shop, Media Shop, or the Dance Shop. Aside from daily restorative justice circles, other key areas are Creativity and Self Expression, Positive Relationships, Life Skills, Social Justice and Advocacy, Positive Reinforcement, Cultural Competence and Community Engagement. Youth. Serving youth in the 77004, 77021, 77033, 77051 and 77087 zip codes. Please visit their website.
“R.E.S.E.T.” (Relationships, Education, Skills Building, Employment/Entrepreneurship and Training) program is a 40-week continuous community-based intervention program that serves 45 pre/post-adjudicated males ages 10 -18. R.E.S.E.T.’s goal is to reduce crime/violence and provide a second chance. The program aims to empower and equip young adults through a comprehensive public health approach of increased protective factors and supports to aid in positive youth development. The core components are screening and assessment, intensive wraparound case management, education and vocational certifications, job and entrepreneurship training credible messenger mentorship and restorative justice. Serving the 77084, 77095, 77433 and 77449 zip codes. Please visit their website.
“Youth Justice and Family Development-Newspaper Program” is a 40-week continuous hands-on daily life skills intervention program for 50 male and female youth ages 10-17, and their families. The youth in the program, hosted at 5 campuses (Cedar Bayou J.H., Highlands J.H., Lee H.S., Goose Creek Memorial H.S., and The Point), will publicize a quarterly newspaper: completing the reporting, photography, editing and layout. This program will also provide comprehensive holistic supportive and expanded (wraparound) services for the youth and their families. The youth will participate in a life skills curriculum that focuses on communication, critical thinking, time management, decision making and negotiation skills. Talent Yield will also offer an “Expanded Program” to 25 male and female youth ages 10-17 and their families in Crosby, Channelview and Galena Park/North Shore areas and will offer the same wraparound case management services that is offered in the “Newspaper Program”. Serving youth in the 77532, 77562, 77044, 77530, 77339, 77015, 77049, 77520, 77521 zip codes.” . Please visit their website.
“Level-up Mentoring Program”, is a 10-week continuous intervention mentoring program for 40 male and female youth ages 10-18. The program focuses on the “Triple P Pillars” of Parent engagement, Pastors and churches for mentors, and Principals for school engagement. The program uses “The Council of Boys and Girls Circle Curriculum” and focuses on the following areas: leadership and character development, enrichment and recreational activities, field trips and learning retreats, various pro social activities, and other wraparound services. This program is available for youth with at risk behaviors in 77338, 77396, 77373, 77429 zip codes.” Please visit their website.
“The Legends and Legacies Program” is a 40-week wrap-around case management support program for 30 youth ages 10-18 and their families. Key areas include intensive wrap-around case management, weekly individual, and group sessions where youth can share through role playing and art exercises, mentoring, community support activities and monthly field trips and family events. The program aims to support youth and their families to receive culturally appropriate services within their community to enhance access to basic needs and education. Serving youth in the 77099, 77016, and 77072 zip codes. Please visit their facebook.
“The Champion and Victory Mentoring Program” is a continuous mentoring and wrap-around case management support program for 30 youth ages 10-18 and their families. Key areas include intake assessment, coordination with HCJPD, exposure to arts and music, “Pro Dad” curriculum, and mentor matching. The program aims to support youth and their families to receive culturally appropriate services within their community to enhance access to basic needs and education. Serving youth in the 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77571 and 77536 zip codes. Please visit their website.
This program empowers young people to share their thoughts on juvenile justice programs and develop valuable community engagement, advocacy, and leadership skills through participation in Youth Advisory Board. The program also collaborates with HCJPD and Civic Heart leadership to provide feedback and recommendations. Members of the Advisory Board will receive a $15/hr stipend, and Houston reVision will administer the Sunny Day Fund to support the basic needs of youth in Harris County. Please visit their website.
Have Questions About the Reinvestment Fund? Please Complete The Form.
Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Form
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