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Building better futures for youth, their families, and community.

SEE OUR RESULTS

Building better futures for youth, their families, and community.

SEE OUR RESULTS

Whatever It Takes!

JusticeWorks embodies the heart and head of human service. At our heart is a passionate, tireless commitment to improve the lives of those with whom we’re entrusted to work. We are proactive, innovative and persistent at finding the ingredients to make a positive difference for our children and families.

Heart is of little value without a head to direct and evaluate effort. Since our inception we have been an outcomes-driven organization. Evaluation studies have consistently shown the efficacy of our work and demonstrated substantial cost savings for the public sector.

As a human service organization, we stress the importance of being human to the people we work with and to our own staff. We are immensely proud of our staff and have a culture which respects and rewards  their hard work and accomplishments.

Our effective philosophy and practice have earned us a superb reputation and led to continuous growth since our founding in 1999.

 

Mission & Values

JusticeWorks’ mission is to build better futures for youth, their families and the community.

We provide innovative programs that identify and build on youths’ and families’ strengths. We create structure to positively redirect their lives. We help youth become good citizens and assist their families to resolve their problems and to be supportive of their children. Our efforts help remedy damage to the community and restore community safety.

Our values being with KidsFirst! In everything we do the needs and concerns of youth and families are our fundamental concern. All of our work is directed to help the youth and families in our care.

JusticeWorks has taken our responsibility seriously to be an accountable, high quality providerWe’ve consistently made an effort to evaluate the outcomes of our work to guide the evolution of our programs. While we are proud of the outstanding results we’ve achieved over the years, we never stop trying to improve.

Where We Serve

Total Counties

News

Compass Academy- Lycoming gearing up for a new season!

Compass Academy- Lycoming gearing up for a new season!

And we’re off! Tryouts were held in October to create our 2018-2019 Compass Academy Lycoming basketball team! Each week we have been preparing for our 7-game schedule through practices onsite at our new school building and at the Williamsport YMCA. But we aren’t just practicing for basketball – we are preparing for life! Included in these practices are leadership development exercises and honest conversations about the challenges our youth face daily. Each week, our team grows stronger.  The individual strengths of our participants support the foundation of cohesive teamwork! We would love for our JusticeWorks squad to come out and cheer us on at one of our games, starting on 11/29 in Hazelton at Immanuel Christian! Wish us luck!

Success Story

Staci Barnes, Schuylkill County FRS, Receives Commendation from Schuylkill County Children & Youth Services!

(Email from County Caseworker):

Just want to thank everyone involved in the Dixon* case.  Not every day do we receive praise from a parent for our support in their success!  During my unannounced visit yesterday, Ms. Dixon* and I reflected on how far she has come since our initial visits.  We did not elaborate too much on anything negative.  However, Ms. Dixon* mentioned how much she truly appreciates us.  She specifically elaborated about Staci Barnes and her support.  Staci was definitely a huge asset to our team.  I will personally attest to Staci’s respect and expertise with drug and alcohol clients.  Staci motivated parents to complete a Relapse Prevention Plan; something which Ms. Dixon* and her son, David,* took much pride in.  Staci diligently addressed and worked through many hurdles with this family.  Ms. Dixon* also mentioned how much easier it has become to open up to her new supportive worker, Jamie.

Here is an update on progress:  David* was just successfully discharged from Drug & Alcohol and Anger Management treatment. Since December, Ms. Dixon* has been transitioned to a lower level of care. She is also close to being discharged.  Ms. Dixon* is ready to start seeking employment opportunities.  Also, she stated she would like to know more about becoming a Peer Support Specialist.   On multiple occasions, Ms. Dixon* shared with us how she enjoys telling her story and encouraging others.  She realized how important it is to be honest and open with us.  She reminds other parents she comes in contact with how important it is to connect with CYS caseworkers.  Ms. Dixon* is thankful for us being involved with her family at such a time.  She knows that we helped them overcome extremely tough challenges and connect in ways they seriously needed.  Her relationship with David* and her other sons keeps getting better.

 

Aimee Thompson, Case Worker

Schuylkill Co. Children & Youth Services

 

Thank you, Ms. Thompson, in sharing your thoughts on Staci’s excellent teamwork abilities.  We agree – she is an asset to JusticeWorks!  We look forward to hearing more about the exciting future in front of Ms. Dixon and her entire family.

News

Compass Academy- Lycoming gearing up for a new season!

Compass Academy- Lycoming gearing up for a new season!

And we’re off! Tryouts were held in October to create our 2018-2019 Compass Academy Lycoming basketball team! Each week we have been preparing for our 7-game schedule through practices onsite at our new school building and at the Williamsport YMCA. But we aren’t just practicing for basketball – we are preparing for life! Included in these practices are leadership development exercises and honest conversations about the challenges our youth face daily. Each week, our team grows stronger.  The individual strengths of our participants support the foundation of cohesive teamwork! We would love for our JusticeWorks squad to come out and cheer us on at one of our games, starting on 11/29 in Hazelton at Immanuel Christian! Wish us luck!

Success Story

Staci Barnes, Schuylkill County FRS, Receives Commendation from Schuylkill County Children & Youth Services!

(Email from County Caseworker):

Just want to thank everyone involved in the Dixon* case.  Not every day do we receive praise from a parent for our support in their success!  During my unannounced visit yesterday, Ms. Dixon* and I reflected on how far she has come since our initial visits.  We did not elaborate too much on anything negative.  However, Ms. Dixon* mentioned how much she truly appreciates us.  She specifically elaborated about Staci Barnes and her support.  Staci was definitely a huge asset to our team.  I will personally attest to Staci’s respect and expertise with drug and alcohol clients.  Staci motivated parents to complete a Relapse Prevention Plan; something which Ms. Dixon* and her son, David,* took much pride in.  Staci diligently addressed and worked through many hurdles with this family.  Ms. Dixon* also mentioned how much easier it has become to open up to her new supportive worker, Jamie.

Here is an update on progress:  David* was just successfully discharged from Drug & Alcohol and Anger Management treatment. Since December, Ms. Dixon* has been transitioned to a lower level of care. She is also close to being discharged.  Ms. Dixon* is ready to start seeking employment opportunities.  Also, she stated she would like to know more about becoming a Peer Support Specialist.   On multiple occasions, Ms. Dixon* shared with us how she enjoys telling her story and encouraging others.  She realized how important it is to be honest and open with us.  She reminds other parents she comes in contact with how important it is to connect with CYS caseworkers.  Ms. Dixon* is thankful for us being involved with her family at such a time.  She knows that we helped them overcome extremely tough challenges and connect in ways they seriously needed.  Her relationship with David* and her other sons keeps getting better.

 

Aimee Thompson, Case Worker

Schuylkill Co. Children & Youth Services

 

Thank you, Ms. Thompson, in sharing your thoughts on Staci’s excellent teamwork abilities.  We agree – she is an asset to JusticeWorks!  We look forward to hearing more about the exciting future in front of Ms. Dixon and her entire family.

Staff Appreciation

JusticeWorks Visit Coach Recognized for Outstanding Work

Email from Megan Coppock, caseworker in Chester County in praise of Rebecca Piorko-Shelly, Visit Coach with JWYC-Chester: “I would like to take a moment to let you know just how amazing our Visit Coach, Rebecca Piorko-Shelly has been with our family since she joined...

About us

JusticeWorks has continuously sought to enhance our skills. To that end, we have incorporated into our service array evidence-based and research-informed programming to achieve the best outcomes for the youth and families in our care. These services can be offered as ‘stand-alone’ services or as enhancements to our own signature services.

Contact

JusticeWorks YouthCare
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (877) 525-JWYC (5992)

JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
4 Carriage Lane
Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 974-5934

JusticeWorks FL
1591 Robert J Conlan Boulevard
Suite 128
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Phone: (484) 281-3703