Juvenile & Criminal Justice
Recognizing Emerging Adults & Creating Hope
The Foundling’s Recognizing Emerging Adults & Creating Hope (REACH) program works with young adults to avoid involvement with the juvenile or criminal justice system, promote positive mental health, foster positive relationships, and work toward positive educational and career goals. This evidence-based program pairs young people with both a Therapist and Skills Coach – a model that not only addresses a participant’s current situation and needs, but simultaneously provides the tools and resources to build a promising future.
The REACH program uses the evidence-based Multisystemic Therapy – Emerging Adult (MST-EA) model, which is specifically targeted to those involved in the juvenile justice system, to promote positive outcomes for young people ages 17-21 living in Brooklyn and Queens. Geared toward adolescents and young adults with prior justice involvement or are at high risk for negative outcomes, this individual-based program works with the participant to identify challenges and promote positive goals.