JusticeHome is WPA's newest Alternative to Incarceration program
JusticeHome is a unique, community-based program designed specifically for criminal-justice involved women. The program builds upon WPA’s years of experience in providing intensive home-based preventive child welfare services under contract with NYC Administration for Children’s Services.
- Court advocacy
- Intake assessment and e valuation
- Referrals to specialized program services
- Random Urine Toxicology reports
- Regular written progress reports
Home and community-based service provision promoting: close supervision and support throughout a woman’s participation; continual assessment to address family, household and community factors; and engagement and coordination with other community-based providers and court representatives involved in each woman’s case.
Application of proven, gender-responsive instruments and interventions to more accurately assess specific risks and strengths; promote healthy coping strategies to address histories of trauma; and employ evidence-based cognitive behavioral group intervention.
Use of clinical expertise to improve responsiveness to mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Additional opportunities to benefit families and communities through intensive home-based interventions; ongoing assessment of child and family well-being; support and promotion of positive parenting skills resulting in increased family stabilization.
Who is eligible? Women facing a minimum of six-months of incarceration as a result of felony charges (Class B (non-predicate and predicate), Class C (non-predicate and predicate), and Class D predicate felony charges with some non-violent Class A (non-predicate) felonies).
WPA will accept women from across the New York State court systems in the City, with a focus on women involved in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan courts.
How long does the program last? Average participation is 6-8 months.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact:
Melissa Rios, Program Director 917.650.0676 • or E-mail us