Juvenile Forensic Assistance for Stabilization and Treatment (JFAST)



THE NEED: 

Between 65% and 70% of youth involved with the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder and nearly 30% of those experience severe mental health disorders. (Youth.gov)

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Lifeline’s Juvenile Forensic Assistance for Stabilization and Treatment (JFAST) program serves youth whose criminal offense was caused by a psychological disorder. JFAST youth receive intensive mental health services and case management in order to address severe psychological issues.

PROGRAM SERVICES: 

JFAST provides individual and family therapy as well as case management for youth involved with the juvenile justice system and their families.

WHO WE HELP:

Lifeline’s JFAST program serves youth in San Diego County who have a mental health diagnosis and are on Juvenile Probation.

STORY:

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OUR IMPACT:

Last year the JFAST program served 48 youth referred by the Court, Probation, and Public Defenders Office.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

JFAST aims to remove obstacles to improving mental health. Sometimes a small expense can be a significant barrier that prevents a youth client from attending school, keeping appointments, getting a job, or improving social skills. Breaking these barriers can be the key to a client’s success in the program. Common items that our clients need include bus passes, school supplies, and gift cards.

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