Teaching Offenders and Parents Practical Skills (TOPPS)
Program GoalsTo provide juveniles and their families with a comprehensive array of services designed to address the various risk factors normally associated with youth delinquency.
Funded ByThe Governorâ€™s Office for Children and Families
Target PopulationTOPPS will offer a juvenile delinquency program that will provide early intervention and prevention activities for 40 high-risk youth and juvenile offenders, age 11 to 17.
Our objectives are to:
- The T.O.P.P.S. program will service 40 unduplicated youth annually.
- Forty (40) youth will complete a minimum of 40 hours and/or maximum of 60 program hours annually.
- Ten (25% percent) of participants will exhibit a decrease in anti-social behaviors.
- Ten youth (25%) will exhibit a decrease in substance abuse.
- Sixteen parents (40% of parents) will be served by the program annually.
- Sixteen families (100% of participating families) will document program satisfaction.
- Thirty-two youth (80%) will document program satisfaction.
- Thirty-eight youth (98%) will complete the program requirements.
EvaluationsThe evaluation tools will include:
- Self reports, report cards and school attendance from participants;
- Surveys completed by probation officers to establish baseline data, changes in behavior, specific information needed pertaining to program outcomes;
- Pre test and post tests on prevention and intervention classes;
- Parent surveys;
- Role plays;
- Skill demonstrations;
- Daily program attendance forms.
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311