To ensure accessible and affordable quality mental wellness care to at risk adolescent and families through effective utilization of wraparound methods that promote stewardship, and engages the participation of social service and natural support networks in order to reduce the burden of indirect cost of care to society.
Florida Community Alliance, Inc. (FCA) is a comprehensive mental health not-for-profit agency founded in 2008 by a Boynton Beach Law Enforcement Sergeant and a Mental Health Therapist. Perspectives shared by this husband and wife team brought about a paradigm shift that tilted scales in favor of justice and improved the lives of over 600 youth and their families since inception. Florida leads the nation in instances of prosecution whom choose to try children as adults (Rhodes, Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 2008; volume 3, number 2). In Palm Beach County, 87% of detained youth are between the ages of 14 and 17. The increased juvenile incarceration rate means that more juveniles are subjected to gang recruitment as a means of protecting themselves from inmates’ intent on harming younger prisoners.Accredited Services & Staff
In partnership with Local Law Enforcement, Department of Juvenile Justice, Public Defenders Office, Juvenile Court Programs, School Board Police, Goodwill Industries, and Eckerd Re-entry programs, FCA engages children, youth and families in a combination of modalities which may include comprehensive assessments, individual, family and group therapy, health and educational prevention classes, wraparound community case management, life skills, job readiness training, mentoring and medication management.
FCA staff consists of qualified licensed and/or certified professionals in each of their areas of expertise.Outcomes
Annual outcomes demonstrated that the recidivism rate of youth graduated from FCA’s "L.E.T.’s Pass It Forward Program" were 8% in 2010, 12% in 2011 and 17% in mid-2012. Over 50% lower than rates recently reported by Law Enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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