Connecticut Community-Based Services

Connecticut Community-Based Services offers therapeutic outpatient services and interventions that are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. Connecticut Community-Based Services are client-driven and family-focused. We strive to provide an array of accessible, flexible, and culturally competent services to meet the ever-changing needs of the family.

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At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: To help children and adolescents overcome challenging behaviors and assist them to successfully function in their communities.
Outpatient clinic ages: 5-18
Community services ages: 5-21
Gender: male, female, transgender, non-conforming
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Daniel Shopey
Program Director
Southington NEBH clinic
176 Laning Street
Southington, CT 06489
Deanna Boucher, LCSW
Clinical Director
322 Main Street Bldg 2, 2nd Floor
Willimantic, CT 06226

We use a wraparound model, an approach to care that builds on the existing strengths and natural supports in the child’s life. Our goal is to support youth and families in recognizing their own capacities, finding common ground, and building skills for healthy communication so that families can maintain unity while allowing youth to develop independence in safe and developmentally appropriate ways.

Connecticut Community-Based Services specializes in trauma-informed treatment utilizing the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework, which helps youth with traumatic histories develop self-regulation skills, increase interpersonal skills, and gain competency and independence. Our in-home services are provided by a skilled team of trauma-informed clinicians and mentors who support children and adolescents by developing detailed behavioral plans that are aimed at helping them overcome challenging behaviors so that they can function successfully both in the home and in the community.

Daniel Shopey
Daniel Shopey
Program Director

Daniel began working for JRI in 2022 as a Clinician Supervisor with JRI Connecticut's CBS division. Prior to joining the JRI team, Daniel obtained his Master’s degree from Post University in Human Services and Counseling and a Post Graduate Certification in Professional Counseling. Daniel has worked with children and families for over 20 years as a Case Manager, Intervention Specialist, and teacher. Daniel has experience providing support in vocational, educational, and community reintegration programs for children in Connecticut. Working for JRI has been an opportunity that has allowed Daniel to grow both clinically and administratively, as well as continued to support his aspirations of working in the helping profession to advocate for and empower others.  

Deanna Boucher
Deanna Boucher, LCSW
Clinical Director

Deanna began working for JRI Connecticut’s Community Based Service Division in 2013 as a TSS while pursuing her Master’s degree. Deanna transitioned to the role of a Clinician, Senior Clinician, Program Manager and her current role as Clinical Director.  Deanna obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in research from the University of Connecticut in 2012 and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Springfield College in 2014.  Deanna is trained in ARC, Skills System, EMDR, and has completed the Trauma Center certificate program in traumatic stress studies. She is proud to work for JRI both clinically and administratively in supporting, empowering, and advocating for youth and families with complex developmental trauma.


Individual therapy is utilized to build self-regulation techniques used in the home and community, and centers around developing competency. Family therapy often focuses on conflict resolution, building healthy communication skills, and creating structure and routine.

Parent/caregiver support is through therapy, coaching, advocacy, psycho-education, and case management.

Case management and coordination is for youth and families receiving care through multiple pathways.

Psychiatry services with an APRN, who is on our staff.


JRI Connecticut's CBS services specialize in trauma-informed treatment utilizing the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework that helps youth deal with traumatic histories, develop self- regulation skills, increase interpersonal skills, and gain competency and independence. The program specializes in comprehensive clinical skill- building with safety-planning and risk management for families, crisis intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skill-building,  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, individual and family therapy, and psychiatry services.


We offer the following services and/or combination of:

  • Therapeutic mentoring in the home and community. Youth are matched with a mentor who can provide support and hands-on experiences for meeting individual goals. Examples of specific skills include self-regulation, life skills, physical health, and self-efficacy. In the past, mentors have worked with youth on exercise, employment assistance, social skills, crisis management, etc.
  • Support for risk behaviors including risk management and assessment, creative safety plans, and crisis intervention. Respite services are available in some cases.
  • Education advocacy for students with disabilities and families seeking support in accessing appropriate plans and placements for their children.

Our Community-Based Services can be found in the Willimantic and Southington areas.

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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.