Three years’ help for Georgia’s most troubled youth
Youth Villages was founded on the belief that every child deserves to be safe, happy and loved.
This year is the third anniversary of our partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice. We highlight our successes and effective, cost-saving practices in our three-year report on our website. In addition to providing Intercept intensive in-home services, we also help children and families be successful through our Inner Harbour residential campus.
We take on the toughest cases and provide unprecedented levels of support and care for youth and their families. Bolstered by nearly two decades of research, our staff provides help to youth and families 24 hours a day. We do it not only because it works, but because we care about the lasting success of children and families.
Data show that more than 70 percent of the youth who receive at least 60 days of services are living successfully at home. In addition, Youth Villages’ most recent six-month follow-up survey shows:
- 89 percent are either in school or have graduated.
- 82 percent report no involvement with the law.
- 74 percent were at home.
- Only 4 percent of youth went to a residential treatment center.
- Only 5 percent of youth were placed in detention/corrections centers.
- No children were placed in acute psychiatric hospitals.
Thanks to the collaborative effort of Youth Villages, the Georgia DFCS and DJJ, these children have opportunities they never thought possible. Thank you for the chance to make a difference for the children of Georgia.
Director, Inner Harbour Campus
Director of Programs, Georgia and Alabama