CASASTART brings together three important institutions - a social service or health agency, the local law enforcement department and local schools - in order to foster healthy development among high-risk, 8-13 year-old youth and their families, and to help reduce the sale of illegal drugs and related crime in target neighborhoods. It uses an intensive case management approach (1:15), a strength-based youth development approach, a comprehensive mix of eight services and a communication strategy designed to keep all partners informed and to involve the broader community. Young people can participate in the program for up to two years.
Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Attendance/Truancy, Bullying/Violence, Community Collaboration, Family/Parental Involvement, Mentoring/Tutoring, Service Learning, Substance Abuse
Starting Date: 1992
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010