Community Based Intervention

Community-Based Intervention (CBI) is one of YEP’s newest case management programs and was established in 2016. CBI supports young people who have been engaged in the juvenile justice system and who are under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice. YEP ensures that youth participants establish meaningful connections with caring adults – so that youth can maintain community connections and avoid moving into “out-of-home” placements.

The case management staff for CBI is made up of Youth Advocates, or mentors, who take a youth-centered approach to building trusting realtionships and setting individividualized goals in order to help youth successfully complete the requirements of their probation or parole. The advocates have face to face contact with youth three to five times per week. They see youth at home, school and in the community. The advocates also speak regularly with the youths’ teachers, guardians and representatives from the Office of Juvenile Justice.


Additionally, YEP Youth Advocates provide the following services:

  • Develop services plans with each youth and his/her family and regularly monitor progress toward meeting established goals
  • Visit young people at their schools, connecting with appropriate school staff and faculty to ensure young people have their educational needs met
  • Ensure that the young people have access to basic need supports such as adequate food, clothing and shelter
  • Provide essential transportation to young people and their families, in order to attend medical, counseling, or court appointments
  • Make referrals to other internal YEP programs as well as outside community service providers
  • Assist young people in attending regularly scheduled career exploration, life skills development and substance abuse group activities