GO DOWN A BETTER WAY. >> A LOT OF BEHAVIORS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF TRAUMA, OF NOT FEELING SAFE, OF FEELING ANXIETY. POSTPONEMENT: ER AND A PROGRAM AT JCPS AIMS TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THESE UNCERTAINTIES. THE DISTRICT WORKS WITH AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS, AN AON N BENEFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES. TOGETHER, THEY LAUNCHED A PILOT PROGRAM OF TWO YEARS OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. >> WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP IS TRYING TO DO IS WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO KNOW SIGNIFICANT BEHAVIORAL ISSUES DUTOE TRAUMA AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AND OERTH FAMILY DYNAMICS. JOURNALIST: 5 PRIMARY SCHOOLS ARE PART OF IT. >> MORE RESEARCH REPORTS TT UYO CAN SUPPORT THE STUDENT FOR EVERYTHING, WHETHER CHALLENGES, TRAUMA, DISABLED, OTHER STRESS FACTORS, THE MORE SUCCESSFUL SHE WILL SUCCEED. JOURNALIST: UP TO 75 STUDENTS FROM THESE SCHOOLS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS CASE MANAGERS. CASE MANAGERS WILL WORK WITH STUDENTS, STAFF AND FAMILY TO DETERMINE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION TO GET STUDENTS BACK ON TRACK. >> ALL OTHER SERVICES NOT ONLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT FOR OTHER ADULTS IN THE FAMILY WHICH MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON CONDITIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE BARRIERS, THEY MAY BE REFERRED BY KEMA. JOURNALIST: DISTRICT SAYS IT IS DIFFERENT FROM EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE BEFORE, USING SOURCE OANUTSIDE CASE MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE RESOURCES, CE SUPPORT AND BUILD CONFIDENCE. >> REBUILD THESE BRIDGES BETWEEN THE SCHOOLS AND THEAMIL

Volunteers of America and JCPS launch pilot program to guide students on a better path

JCPS works with Volunteers of America, a nonprofit organization that helps people rebuild their lives. Together, they launched a two-year restorative justice pilot program. Volunteers of America received a grant of $ 150,000 from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence for the Restorative Justice Project. dynamic family, ”said Libby Mills, senior manager of Volunteers of America Mid-States. Five elementary schools are part of it. They include Blake, Mill Creek, Semple, Shacklette, and Hawthorne. “Research does more than support that the sooner you can help a student with anything, be it challenges, trauma, disabilities, other life-related stressors, the more successful they will be. be, “said Katy DeFarrari, JCPS deputy superintendent for climate and culture. Up to 75 students from these schools are assigned to case managers. Case managers work with student, staff and family to determine the best course of action to get the student back on track.in the family that may impact conditions that contribute to barriers for young people, they can make referrals for any of those- ci, “DeFarrari said. The district says it’s unlike anything they’ve done before, using case management from an outside source to provide resources, support and build confidence. JCPS says that he hopes to extend the program to other elementary schools in the future. The VOA first launched restorative justice programs in the state in 2020.

JCPS works with Volunteers of America, a nonprofit organization that helps people rebuild their lives. Together, they launched a two-year restorative justice pilot program. Volunteers of America received a grant of $ 150,000 from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence for the Restorative Justice Project.

“What the partnership is trying to do is work with families and children who are experiencing significant behavioral issues due to trauma and other activities and other family dynamics,” said Libby Mills, Director principal of Volunteers of America Mid-States.

Five primary schools are part of it. They include Blake, Mill Creek, Semple, Shacklette, and Hawthorne.

“Research does more than support that the sooner you can help a student with anything, be it challenges, trauma, disabilities, other life-related stressors, the more they will have. of success, ”said Katy DeFarrari, JCPS Deputy Superintendent for Climate and Culture.

Up to 75 students from these schools are assigned to case managers. Case managers work with the student, staff, and family to determine the best course of action to get the student back on track.

“Because we partner with Volunteers of America, any other service not only for young people but for other adults in the family who may impact conditions that contribute to barriers for young people, they can make referrals for. one of them, ”DeFarrari mentioned.

The district says it’s unlike anything they’ve done before, using case management from an outside source to provide resources, support and build confidence.

JCPS says it hopes to expand the program to other elementary schools in the future. The VOA first launched restorative justice programs in the state in 2020.