Youth and Families
Early involvement in juvenile justice and child welfare systems increases the likelihood of later involvement in the criminal justice system. We help improve success for both youth and parents by advocating for them in these systems. By providing training and technical assistance to support juvenile justice services, we not only help stop generational cycles of justice involvement, but we give families the skills and tools to live together in positive, healthy ways.
CHJ’s work includes children and families in its approaches, being mindful that a focus solely on the person with a substance use disorder is not sufficient; the resulting trauma for those in the homes of those who are addicted must also be addressed. In this ways, it is also our goal to help break inter-generational cycles of substance use disorders.