Children, Youth and Families

Neighborhood Intervention Program

Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Right Track - Assessment, Deflection, Deferment and Stabilization

RT-ADDS (Right Track - Assessment, Deflection, Deferment and Stabilization) is a re-directive early intervention service offered by DCDHS through the Neighborhood Intervention Program. The target population is male youth ages 10-16 who either have committed minor delinquent offenses or are at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. These youth typically come from neighborhoods where there is a disproportionate number of families with limited access to social and recreational activities for youth, employment options, and treatment resources. Referrals to this program come from DCDHS social workers, neighborhood police officers, school officials, and family members. The 14-week program cycle includes a weekly re-directive group, school monitoring, curfew checks and random drug screening when indicated, plus a variety of other recreational and educational opportunities. There is no cost for this service and transportation assistance is available. For additional information or to make a referral, contact Steve Varsos at 608-288-2437.

01/04/2011