Risks And Decisions

This program is a comprehensive and collaborative gun intervention and prevention program that works in partnership with the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families – Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services. The program consists of educational classes at Ferris School for individuals sentenced through gun court. Classes use the Phoenix New Freedom 100 Curriculum which teaches skills and strategies for coping with chaotic environments and reducing violent behavior. The program also provides after-care support groups in the community focusing on community service projects for program participants.

School Offense Diversion Program (SoDP)

The School Offense Diversion Program (SoDP) works with students referred by the Attorney General’s Office as a result of an arrest for an in-school incident. This program is an alternative to the juvenile court process and punitive disciplinary approaches – a space for mediation with students to talk through and understand the nature of the incident and to validate their experience. Students work through personalized plans to learn to skillfully resolve problems and sustain healthy relationships so that what may have been their first experience with the legal system is their last.

Eligibility: Referrals come from the Attorney General’s office.

For any assistance, please contact Barbie Fisher, the Restorative Services Director, at bfisher@dcjustice.org or (302) 298-5466.