Teaching Offenders and Parents Practical Skills (TOPPS)

Program Goals

To provide juveniles and their families with a comprehensive array of services designed to address the various risk factors normally associated with youth delinquency.

Funded By

The Governor’s Office for Children and Families

Target Population

TOPPS 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.


The 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
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