Family/Youth Respite Aftercare Services

Family/Youth Respite Aftercare Services


Our program is designed for youth referred by DJJ who have been arrested for a Domestic Violence (DV) offense on a household member, and are in need of more intense family stabilization (e.g. documented history of domestic violence by a family member, family at risk of dependency system, court involvement) OR youth in probation regardless of adjudication status referred for counseling by the local probation office.

Services are intended to help youth and their families after an arrest, a respite stay or referral from a probation officer to assist with integration into their home environment and community through effective communication, identification of emotions and coping mechanisms.

“How does the youth qualify?”

Any youth under "Probation" Status

Youth who have been arrested for domestic violence charge

Youth are not eligible under Commitment, Intake or Conditional Release status.

Player and Coach
one-on-one mentoring

Eligibility Criteria

Referrals and Sources

Length of Stay

Any requests for extension shall be made in writing to the Chief Probation Officer in a circuit fourteen (14) days before the one hundred and twenty (120) days in the program expires.

Sponsored by Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Juvenile Justice.