JUVENILE DIVERSION PROGRAMS

SOS provides a restorative justice approach to youth who have received a citation from a police officer or a suspension from their schools, and who are first time, non-felony offenders.  Our trained counselors work with the youth and their families to heal ruptures between the youth and their community, and to support that youth to find meaning, belonging and direction in their lives.

For more information, please contact our Justice Division Specialist, Luigi Valencia.

WINDSOR Youth & Family Services

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Windsor Youth & Family Services is a juvenile diversion program that works in partnership with the Windsor Police Department. The program seeks to address juvenile law enforcement issues with a pro-active non-traditional, community based approach.

Windsor Youth & Family Services provides counseling intervention to youth and families who are either entering the Juvenile Justice System or “at-risk” for entering the Juvenile Justice System.

For more information, please contact Cristina Upton.

HEALDSBURG Youth & Family Services

In August 2017 SOS partnered with the Healdsburg Police Department to open a second Juvenile Diversion Program.  We are starting our second year providing diversion services to first time, non-violent youth offenders in the City of Healdsburg, and have expanded to provide diversion students to at-risk youth on the Healdsburg High School campus as well.

For more information, please contact our Justice Division Specialist, Luigi Valencia.

*All Associate and Trainee Staff are Supervised by one of our five Clinical Supervisors: Mikaela Zechlin, MA, LMFT Lic. 91176

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Parent Project Classes- Closed currently

SOS therapists trained in the Parent Project model offer classes in Windsor and Healdsburg twice a year.  This 10 week class is taught by a team approach with two therapists, and with support from police officers from the Town Of Windsor Police Department.  The classes, Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior, is a 10 week program designed for parents raising difficult or strong-willed adolescent children, ages 10 and up and provides loving and concrete, no-nonsense solutions to even the most destructive of adolescent behaviors.

Feedback from Parent participants:

“This material and group has changed my life. I am much more confident with my teen parenting skills and my teens have already benefited. I can’t thank you enough.  I hope this class takes off to help Windsor and Sonoma County (and beyond!) parents for years to come.  Our community as a whole will benefit.”

“I’m so very grateful for this experience and opportunity.”

To learn more see this Parent Project website or watch this VIDEO.