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All our Programs are modeled after a family group conference process. All youth are accompanied with an adult. There is a pre-conference, and a session(s) that will provide an opportunity for youth that are identified to learn: accountability, the impact of their behaviors on others, and to create agreements to repair the harm. A third follow-up meeting will provide an opportunity to reinforce skills learned, to show evidence that the agreements were followed and repair to the harm has been accomplished.  


Family Group Conferences

Circle Conference

This program is for youth who have committed low level offences referred through the Weld County District Attorney's office such as assault, bullying, trespassing, vandalism, harassment, etc. Completion can result in dismissal of charges. 

The participants include: 1-2 families, 1 facilitator and 1-2 community members.

Family Alternatives To Drugs (FAD)

This is a positive way to resolve drug, alcohol, or vaping referrals that are generated through the courts, schools or parents. There are 2 sessions that are 3 hours long. The sessions will provide an opportunity for youth that were in possession of alcohol or marijuana to learn: accountability, awareness of the impact of their behaviors on others, and an opportunity to take responsibility and repair the harm. A third follow-up meeting will provide an opportunity to reinforce skills learned, to show evidence that the agreements made to repair the harm have been accomplished and a certificate of completion will be given 

Completion can reduce suspension or dismissal of charges. 

The participants include: 4-6 families, 2 facilitator's and 2 community members. 

Family Attendance Circles (FAC)

The sessions will provide the opportunity for youth identified as having attendance concerns to learn about truancy and drop-put facts. Youth will take responsibility for their decision-making and hear the impact caused by their truancy and create an agreement to stay in school. There are 2 sessions that are 3 hours long. The sessions will provide an opportunity for youth, identified as having attendance concerns, to take responsibility for their decision making. They will understand the impact caused by their truancy to themselves, their families and their community. They will create a plan of agreements with their families to stay in school. A follow-up meeting will provide an opportunity to reinforce skills learned, show evidence that the agreements made to repair the harm have been accomplished and a certificate of completion will be given. 

The participants include: 4-6 families, 2 facilitator's and 2 community members. 

ReStore

This program is for youth who have received a petty theft charge for stealing less than $300 from a store during business hours. Restore sessions take place every 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm.

The participants include:4-6 families, 2 facilitator's and 2 community members. 

WCRJ Referral Form (pdf)

If you choose to download the pdf file below, please email it to the following location:

ReferRJ@YouthandFamilyConnections.org 

WCRJ Form (pdf)

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Contact Us

We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our services, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising opportunities.

Youth & Family Connections

2835 West 10th St., Greeley, CO 80634, US

(970) 351-5470

Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.