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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
221 Willow Street 2nd Floor
Yarmouthport, MA 02675
140 Park Street, 3rd floor
Attleboro, MA 02703
360 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor
Acton, MA 01720
3313 Washington St Suite #3
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2691
Holyoke, MA 01040
651 Orchard Street Suite 202
New Bedford, MA 02744
Gloucester, MA 01930
Lawrence, MA 01840
227 Chelmsford Street, Suite 13C
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Lynn, MA 01901
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, Transgender 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.
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., Merrimack Valley, 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 Services, please contact:
Alicyn Hill, MA
Taunton / Attleboro
Heather Bowden, LICSW
Program Manager - Cape Cod
Raoul E. Robert, LMHC
Program Director - Metro Boston
JRI's Metro Boston CBS program provides confidential mental health services, advocacy, and case management to young people, ages 13-21, and their families who are impacted by the criminal and/or juvenile justice systems. We offer a specialized model of in-home therapy for proven-risk youth. Clinicians are master’s-level social workers, and our bachelor-level mentors help youth and families navigate complex systems. They engage justice-involved youth within neighborhoods where violence and crime is prevalent. They provide evidence-based, trauma-informed, mental health treatment in the places where youth can be reached: their homes, schools, detention centers, DYS facilities, jails, and prisons. The work of our mental health professionals is informed by the latest research on trauma intervention. These interventions disrupt the pattern of social isolation and encourage healthy behaviors among proven-risk youth.
Our clinicians and mentors offers non-traditional, flexible mental health services including clinical case management, individual and family counseling, and therapeutic mentoring. Clinicians incorporate numerous approaches to inform treatment and support youth and families, including the principles of Positive Youth Development, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and other modalities to achieve a safe, supportive environment for youth.
Our services to proven-risk youth can be a dramatically effective social investment. Their clinical approach mitigates the effects of trauma by rebuilding trust and relationships with family and community. This provides an opportunity for court-involved, homeless, and traumatized youth to change behavior, complete their education, and find and maintain a job. Our approach enables youth to realize their full potential through interventions and supports that are proven to reduce delinquent and criminal behavior, as well as the impacts and financial costs of incarceration.
Our referrals come from the Department of Youth Services (DYS), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Mental Health (DMH), probation, parole, Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, schools, mobile crisis teams, primary care physicians, and parents.
Raoul E. Robert, LMHC
Program Director - Metro Boston
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).
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