Literacy & Life Skills Partnership

DreamChasers, LLC a New Jersey-Based Behavioral Health and Social Services Agency Develops Innovative Juvenile Justice Intervention Model

Literacy & Life Skills Partnership (LLSP)

DreamChaser’s Literacy, & Life Skills Partnership addresses the dire link between learning deficiencies among urban students and juvenile delinquency. LLSP’s mission is to prevent future crimes by first-time juvenile offenders with reading difficulties by re-engaging them in learning, educational, and vocational opportunities.

Programs:

In cooperation with New Jersey County’s District Attorneys, Assistant Public Defenders, Juvenile Court, Public Schools, and the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission, LLSP will provides a critical early intervention for first-time offenders with special learning needs in lieu of costly prosecution. LLSP participants will attend the literacy and life skills-based tutoring and mentoring program once weekly for at least six months under a court-sanctioned mutual postponement. If a youth completes 50 hours in the program, maintains regular school attendance, and incurs no new charges, his/her case will be dismissed. LLSP will serve over 100 youth ages 10-17 in Fiscal Year 2016.

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