Family Success Centers are multi-faceted community-based programs that offer families and individuals convenient access to information, support, and resources that help develop and maximize their strengths and potential.
The Juvenile/Family Crisis Center is a 24 hour, legally mandated service. This program is designed to assist families who are experiencing serious difficulties in managing the behavior of children aged 10-17, and in situations where the behavior of the children or parent results in a serious threat to the well-being and safety of the youth or other family members. This court-affiliated program aims to intercede in family conflicts and, where possible, to divert such cases from formal court and premature out of home placement pending exhaustion of community resources. Approximately 90% of the cases are diverted from court; with less than 5% of the cases requiring out of home placement. A primary objective of the Crisis Center is to promote and strengthen the integrity of the family unit. Services include short-term crisis stabilization, family assessment, case management, treatment planning, and referrals to appropriate community-based services.
Contact (609) 645-5862, ext. 4330 (daytime phone) or (609) 645-5861 (evenings).
Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies (Atlantic County Youth Services), trained volunteers and businesses. Safe Place also serves as a national youth outreach program that educates young people about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own.
Designated Safe Place locations in Atlantic County
Case management services for children from birth to age 21 who have a disability or pre-disabling condition. This program is administered by Atlantic County Special Services School District.
Contact (609) 909-9269
TRY IT provides outpatient substance abuse services for youth aged 12-18 and their families residing in Atlantic County. Services include assessment, treatment planning, referral, psycho educational group process, and reintegration of youth to their homes and families upon return from residential treatment centers. Short term group services are offered at four sites; The Shoreview Bldg. Grand Jury Room in Northfield, EHT Community Center, Hammonton Family Center and the Civil Court House, Atlantic City. The goal of TRY IT is to provide education, assist in breaking denial, and provide support for recovery. Referrals are accepted from multiple community based agencies, schools, Family Court, parents, DYFS, and other treatment agencies.
Contact (609) 645-5862, ext. 4334 or ext. 4331
Try It Referral Form Complete form and email as an attachment to the Try It Staff.
The Atlantic County Youth Services Commission's (YSC) mission is to plan and implement community based services and advocacy to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.