Step-Up is a 21-week group intervention program for youth violence toward family members. Parents and youth learn together in a group setting with other families about how to resolve conflict and handle parent-teen problems without abuse or violence. Families learn and practice skills that build respectful and safe family relationships.
Step-Up is intervention and prevention. The overall mission of Step-Up is to stop the cycle of family violence. Learning respectful relationship skills during adolescence helps to prevent violence and abuse in their future relationships and families.
WHO DOES STEP-UP SERVE?
Youth and parents/caregivers who are referred by Juvenile Court staff or programs, probation counselors, judges and attorneys.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE REFERRED TO STEP-UP?
When a Youth is referred to STEP-UP either through the Juvenile Court or Probation, the youth and family are required to complete the STEP-UP assessment. If the program is not appropriate for the Youth and family, other referrals for assistance and treatment will be recommended.
WHEN AND WHERE?
STEP-UP will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Depke Juvenile Justice Center, 24647 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, Illinois.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact the Lake County State’s Attorney Office, Juvenile Justice Division
STEP-UP LAKE COUNTY is funded by a grant through the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. Services are provided by OMNI Youth Services.