Juvenile Forensic Assistance for Stabilization and Treatment (JFAST)
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)
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.
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.
Last year the JFAST program served 65 youth referred by the Court, Probation, and Public Defenders Office.