Offered to Court-Referred Clients through our DCS Community-Based Contract

Region Served


Counties Served

Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley

Service Description

Tutoring and math services are provided to raise the academic performance of school-aged youth to a level consistent with state education standards.

Services will be provided in a manner that is age and developmentally appropriate, and consistent with the child’s academic ability and learning style, interpersonal characteristics and special needs.

Children will be connected as appropriate with both formal and informal community support services and activities that promote their literacy skills. The child’s characteristics such as race, culture, ethnicity, language and personal history including child abuse and neglect will be considered when choosing or designing program interventions, materials and curriculum.

Service Delivery

Family Support Workers will:

Conduct and complete comprehensive intake and assessment for each referral to
create a Family Development Plan (FDP).

The FDP will be shared with school social workers and Probation Officers.

Attend court hearings to provide testimony on progress.

Submit monthly written progress reports regarding each family’s circumstances.

Monitor school attendance, performance, and behavior.

Provide transportation to different programs including the participation in the
education modules.

Skill-Based Sessions

The program includes skill-based sessions which the youth and their parents (if applicable) are required to complete.

Youth Modules

Personal hygiene


College awareness

Conflict resolution

Relationships (peer to peer and peer to parent)

Substance abuse

Decision making

Time management and goal setting

Parent Modules

Role as a parent and self-esteem

Understanding child growth and development/sibling rivalries

Communication and listening skills/relationships

How to use effective discipline

Problem solving

Anger management

Conflict resolution

Stress maintenance

Teaching morals, values, respect

Financial management