Victim Advocates in the Juvenile Partnership provide case management to families and youth referred by detectives working in the St. Louis Metropolitan Juvenile Division. The Juvenile Advocate conducts outreach to families and youth who are referred from detectives in the SLMPD Juvenile Division.
The Juvenile Partnership began in 2017 and the goal of the program is to intervene with at-risk youth
and their families before the youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Advocates provide information, support, and resources to the family unit and youth in order to stabilize crisis and reduce the likelihood of youth being victims of violence and engaging in delinquent activities.
Crisis support for youth and families
Long term case management including follow up support
Connecting the client to counseling at Crime Victim Center or another mental health provider
Connecting clients to appropriate community referrals and resources
Providing advocacy with the investigating police department or any other partner in the criminal justice system
Education on non-violent coping strategies and tools to diffuse potential conflicts or future violence
Provide families of at-risk youth with strategies aimed at reducing the potential for future violence
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Juvenile Division
Advocate Information: Shelda
Phone: (314) 444-5303
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