ROAR Flyer.pdf
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  1. ROAR ROAR is an alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) program serving youth and young adults aged 16-27. Since 1967, CASES’programs have worked in New York City courtrooms to divert young people from jail and prison to our supportive services in the community. ROAR’s ATI model incorporates evidence-based practices to provide individualized services to young people with a range of needs, challenges, and goals. ROAR is an enhanced model which replaces CASES’previous youth ATI, the Court Employment Project (CEP). ROAR Details • Multidisciplinary team approach providing comprehensive support for each young person • Includes a Youth Development Coach, Employment Specialist, Therapist, and Court Advocate • Guided by individual ROAR Success Plan based on youth and family preference and screening and assessment results • Mandate length is determined based on charge type • At the end of supervision, voluntary post-mandate services can last up to 12-15 months • In-person services offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan • Individual Program Success Plan guided by comprehensive clinical assessment process • Employment services using nationally-recognized and evidence-informed models, including paid internships and job placement/retention Benefits of ROAR Reframing Opportunity, Alternatives & Resilience Who’s eligible for ROAR? Youth and young adults aged 16-27 who are jail- or prison-bound, including those involved in: • Criminal Court: pre-plea, at-plea, or non-plea disposition and post-plea misdemeanors • Supreme Court: pre-plea, at-plea, and post-plea felonies, including non-violent and violent felony offenses April 2022 • Onsite education counseling, high school equivalency (HSE) classes, and skills testing • Cognitive behavioral intervention and interactive journal curriculums • Support groups, including: substance use, health & wellness, healthy relationships, parenting, and financial literacy • Adolescent Portable Therapy • Connections to treatment at the Nathaniel Clinic, CASES’counseling and wellness center (see reverse for details) To make a referral to have someone assessed for ROAR, contact: For questions about ROAR, contact:
  2. Family Education Health ROAR participants have access to in-home family therapy through Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT). APT is a 4-month family In addition to the opportunity to prepare for the high school equivalency (HSE) exam, ROAR participants also have access to high school/postsecondary support, including tutoring and education counseling. ROAR participants complete screening for emotional wellness and physical health needs and are connected to resources like the Institute for Family Health (co- located with CASES in Central Harlem), Mount Sinai, Housing Works, and borough-based primary care providers. ROAR participants will also have access to services at the Nathaniel Clinic, CASES’counseling and wellness center, as well as wellness groups offered at every ROAR location to support healthy relationships, good decision making, and recovery. Employment employment specialist. They also have access to career exploration and paid internships and Summer Youth Employment Program. ROAR participants who are 17-24 and out of school can participate in Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) programming, an education-to-career pathway service combining employment- readiness coaching with cognitive behavioral interventions while concurrently re-engaging in education. ROAR participants may also obtain career credentials in a pathway of their choosing. ROAR’s Holistic Approach ROAR Weekly Schedule therapymodelfocusedonbuildingfamily strengths to improve family functioning, reduce high-risk youth behaviors, and promoteyouthandfamilyengagementin pro-social, positive youth development, and/or support services. Participants will work with staff to craft a schedule that meets individual needs and mandate requirements based on our menu of scheduled services. Services are primarily in-person and typically operate according to the schedule below. Monday • HSE classes • Tutoring • Weekend check-in • CBI/Wellness Group • Individual coaching sessions • HSE classes • JAG • Tutoring • Community project club • CBI/Wellness Group • Youth Council • Job coaching club • Individual coaching sessions • Orientation group • HSE classes • Tutoring • Community project club • Healthy Relationships Group • Arts programming • Workout Wednesday • Individual coaching sessions • HSE classes • JAG • Tutoring • Community project club • CBI/Wellness Group • Community Board • Job coaching club • Individual coaching sessions • Orientation group • Computer lab • Volunteering • Outings • Movie night • Job coaching club • Individual coaching sessions Friday Wednesday Thursday Tuesday ROAR participants will be able to engage in job-readiness and soft skilldevelopmentsessionswithan