Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
JRI provides a comprehensive, community-based system of care to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs obtain the services necessary for success in the home, school, and community. We are committed to providing persons and their families with strength-based, individualized, comprehensive evidence-based treatment. Our community-based programs provide services in the communities where the people we serve live, utilizing strength-based and needs-driven choices, offering a team-based approach collaboration with the people we work with that is grounded in culturally competent, individualized services and the use of evidence-based practices such as Dialetic Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Trauma-Informed approaches such as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency framework.
35 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780
140 Park Street, 3rd floor
Attleboro, MA 02703
360 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor
Acton, MA 01720
3313 Washington Street Suite #3
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2691
Blackburn Center 3 & 4
Gloucester, MA 01930
15 Union Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
227 Chelmsford Street, Suite C
Chelmsford, MA 01824
112 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Lynn, MA 01901
110 Boston Street
Salem, MA 01970
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 early childhood and mental health evaluation and consultation services and specialized services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Learn more about the SMART Team or STRIVE Future Leaders and how they help youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
In-Home Therapy Services: (Southeastern Mass., Cape and Islands, Boston, Northeast, MetroWest) JRI provides youth and families with intensive home-based support to work closely with parents and children to coach and teach practical skills and help youth learn healthy conflict resolution. JRI works with youth and families to identify and manage emotional dysregulation, behavioral issues, traumatic stress, and learning challenges, while helping to recognize strengths and foster those strengths through community activities and interventions. In-Home therapy is provided by a qualified clinician who works as part of a team that includes a paraprofessional. In-Home Therapy Services may be provided in any setting where the youth is located, including the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), schools, child care centers, respite settings, and other community settings.
Individual Therapy (Southeastern Mass., Cape and Islands, Boston, Northeast, MetroWest) An Individual/family therapy service can be provided in the home, school, or community. The service is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a clinician and the youth and family for the purpose of treating the youth’s behavioral health needs, including improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family
In-Home Behavioral Services (Southeastern Mass., MetroWest) are provided by a skilled behavioral health clinician or team of clinicians to support children and adolescents by developing a detailed behavior plan that is aimed at overcoming challenging behaviors and helping these children and adolescents function successfully in their families and in their communities. For more details click here.
Therapeutic Mentoring provides one-to-one support for children and adolescents by helping them address daily living, social, and communications needs. Therapeutic mentors act like coaches who can train and guide youth in age-appropriate behavior, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relating well to peers and adults. This service helps to ensure smooth implementation of the activities that are identified in the youth's individual care plan.
Intensive Diversion and Rapid Reunification services are a comprehensive array of community-based service available in a team approach including clinical, psychiatric, and paraprofessional supports individualized to meet the unique strengths and needs of children and youth at risk of or reunifying from out-of-home placement episodes. The Diversion model is designed for adolescents ages 5-21 who are returning either to their biological, foster, or adoptive home from an out- of-home placement or have experienced multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and may be at risk for out-of-home placement in residential or acute-care settings. This model can include any number of interventions or services including Youth Mentoring, In-Home therapy or behavioral services, Creative Safety Planning, Case Management and Coordination, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization (24 hours/day), Caretaker Support and Education, Recreational services, Sibling Support, Individual, Family, and Group Therapy, and Respite Services.
Flexible Support Services aims to help youth and families by allowing for their voice to be heard, empowering them through psychoeducation and education related to systems, enhancing relationships and family dynamics, advocacy, validation, and breaking negative stereotypes.
Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for children and young adults through age 22. The children and young adults present with mental health diagnoses and would benefit from services to improve functioning within the home and community and avoid potential hospitalizations.
For more information on Flexible Support Systems, please contact:
Jill Heroux, LMHC
Program Manager - Taunton / Attleboro
Heather Bowden, LICSW
Program Manager - Cape Cod
LTSS provides care coordination to MassHealth enrollees ages 3-21 LTSS needs, chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or complex medical needs.
Vigny Fong, LICSW
3313 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-0650 ext. 2836
JRI community-based services programs use a home/community adaptation of an evidence-based trauma-informed approach called the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework. The ARC framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with youth who have trauma histories, and their care-giving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with children and families in the context of their environment, to support and facilitate healthy relationships, growth, and development. The ARC framework, developed by Kristine M. Kinniburgh and Margaret E. Blaustein as staff at JRI, is recognized as an evidence-based practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).