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Community Services

JRI provides a wide variety of specialized in-home and community-based services throughout Massachusetts. Our services include intensive care coordination, in-home and outpatient therapies, mentoring services, in-home behavioral support, parent/caregiver support and education, mentoring support for Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered youth, and for commercially sexually exploited youth, as well as mental health evaluation and consultation services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. All of our community-based programs are established in a trauma-informed framework and use evidence-based practices as a foundation of services. 

These services might be right for you if
Your child/youth is in need of community-based behavioral health services.
You or your child/youth is looking for GLBT support services.
You want to find expertise and services related to sexual exploitation.
You are in need of information/support services for youth involved in or at risk of being involved in the juvenile justice system.
You or a family member needs support following involvement with the juvenile justice or adult corrections systems.

Trot On: Equine Therapy Program

Trot On provides equine therapy services to children, adolescents and their families.  We serve clients who struggle with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, and who have complex trauma histories.  Equine therapy provides a unique experience of embodiment and connection with another living creature.  In understanding how trauma impacts neurodevelopment, it is essential to provide therapeutic interventions that promote the mind-body connection.   Trot On employs the EFT-CT model (equine facilitated therapy for complex trauma).  This model promotes skill

Family Networks

Family Networks is the Lead Agency for the Department of Children and Families. Lead agency staff work closely with DCF and families to identify, secure and monitor services for children and families.  We serve Brockton, Taunton and Cape Cod & the Islands areas.

Children's Friend and Family Services

The situation re:  COVID-19 has been changing daily, sometimes hourly and it is a time of great anxiety for us all.  At JRI, we have a tremendous team of dedicated professionals who are working tirelessly to ensure continuity of care.   All Community Based and Outpatient Service are actively working with clients, with no interruption to service and we continue to be prepared to accept new referrals. 


Families are important. They nurture us. They teach us. They protect us.

My Life My Choice

Harnessing the strength of the collective voices of survivors, My Life My Choice empowers vulnerable youth to be agents of change in their own lives and in the movement to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Educational Advocacy Services

Helping families throughout southeastern Massachusetts find the right educational setting for their child

The aim of the Educational Advocacy program is to ensure that children with disabilities receive the appropriate services and accommodations necessary to participate in the least-restrictive public education setting and receive equal educational opportunities.

In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS)

In-Home Behavioral Services offer support to a youth who has a challenging behavior that interferes with everyday life. Services are provided with a behavioral approach by a team skilled in treating difficult behaviors. A clinician works closely with the child and family to create a specific behavior plan to improve the child’s functioning. The clinician works as part of a team with a skilled behavior monitor, who works closely with the child and family to implement the child’s individualized behavior plan.

Community Service Agency (CSA)

The Community Service Agencies are designed to facilitate access to and ensure coordination of care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families. JRI is the Community Service Agency (CSA) for 4 areas: Cape Cod & the Islands, Lawrence CSA, Lynn CSA and the Dimock Area, which covers Jamaica Plain, Allston, Brighton, Roxbury, and Brookline.

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JRI/COVID-19 Navigator

Do you have a question about how JRI services, related to COVID-19 or otherwise?

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.