Working With Communities
Creating Solutions
Changing Lives
Youth Prevention Programs

Targeted Population

All middle school and high school youth referred by a teacher, school counselor/administrator, and/or parent/guardian. Faith- based institutions are also eligible for services.

Array of Services

CCMO-Center for Youth & Families is committed helping our youth succeed by the reduction of youth crime, youth violence, youth substance use, and youth trauma by providing prevention/early intervention services to youth who are at risk. The CCMO-Center for Youth & Families offers several youth programs such as Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Trauma, Gambling Prevention, and our signature Youth Assistance Program (YAP). Youth will receive one or more of the following weekly interventions:
  • Conflict Resolution / Anger Management
  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • Substance Abuse Prevention / Intervention
  • Trauma Awareness
  • Individual / Group Counseling
  • Anti-Bullying / Violence Prevention
  • Tutorial (math and science tutoring also available)
  • Job Readiness / Career Exploration
  • Mentoring (individual or group)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Recreational / cultural activities
  • Case Management
  • Improving Decision Making
  • Social Skills
  • Refusal Skill
  • Field Trips
  • Transportation Assistance and much more

For youth to be eligible to enter the programs they must be no older than 17 years old and no younger than 10 years old. Also eligible are you who are faced with the challenges defined below:
  • Youth who have been assigned to the Third Circuit Judicial Court - Family Division’s Informal Docket; pursuant to MCL 722.825(1); msa 25-243(55)(1)
  • Correct Course Youth - Youth who have been referred to the program by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC).
  • At-Risk Youth - Juveniles as defined in the Wayne County Ordinance 96-86 [Revised] 2- 16-96.
  • Youth Serviced by Center for Youth and Families live in the Wayne County area.
Referral Sources
  • Diversion Referrals
    • Court Room
    • Prosecutor
    • Detroit Police Department
  • Community Referrals
    • Parent/Guardian
    • Youth Assistant Staff
    • High Schools
    • Churches
    • Youth Groups
    • Block Club Associations
  • Youth Community at Risk
      Youth Assistant Staff

The mission of Center for Youth and Families is:
“Creating solution through community partnerships and resources to enrich the lives of youth and families”

The mission for community-based programing is:
“To provide services to youth and families that promotes growth, support, and education as well as identifies community resources that encourage positives social interaction.”