Youth find supportive paths away from involvement with criminal justice and dependency
The Community Assessment Team (CAT) specializes in partnering with youth seeking stability due to risk of involvement in the criminal justice or dependency systems. Youth and families receive support from a highly skilled team which provides comprehensive supportive services, resource coordination, and connections. Working to Insure and Nurture Girls’ Success (WINGS) and Juvenile Diversion, including Teen Court, are innovative components of this program.
- WINGS collaborates closely with probation officers to ensure culturally responsive engagement to young women who have run into the juvenile justice system for the first time.
- Juvenile Diversion programs work closely with law enforcement agencies to divert first-time juvenile offenders from the Juvenile Justice system while also providing clinical and trauma-informed services. SAY San Diego has two primary Juvenile Diversion programs: Teen Court and Truancy/Curfew group.