STEP-UP Program

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WHAT IS THE STEP-UP PROGRAM?

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. 

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 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

(847) 377-7850                                                        

 


STEP-UP LAKE COUNTY is funded by a grant through the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.  Services are provided by OMNI Youth Services.