Juvenile Justice Programs

Lena Pope offers multiple programs that provide support, education and behavioral intervention to at risk youth and their families. Services are delivered in the home, in the community, and at schools and help youth and families gain the academic, behavioral, and social skills they need to be successful.

School and Community Based Services works closely with Tarrant County Juvenile Services, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the City of Fort Worth and other agencies and municipalities in the community to provide these programs. Youth must be referred by the appropriate municipal, county or state agency to be eligible for most services.

Second Opportunity for Success (SOS)®

Lena Pope operates a proprietary behavioral intervention program called Second Opportunity for Success®, that prevents future criminal behavior in youth first offenders. This program uses an intensive counseling and skill-building curriculum that involves both the youth and their families. In Second Opportunity for Success®, youth and families learn valuable skills to improve their relationships, their school performance, and their behavior. For seven weeks, youth and their families attend small groups. The group topics are based on proven methods of preventing youth criminal behavior. Read our FAQs here.

Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP)

The Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) provides a behavioral and therapeutic intervention in an academic setting for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The program is administered by Tarrant County Juvenile Services, who contracts with Lena Pope to provide behavior intervention for students. This program is designed to promote grade-level academic progress, improve attendance and classroom behavior, and address other child or familial needs.

Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy is a short-term, research-tested counseling program offered to at-risk youth and their families through partnerships with Tarrant County Juvenile Services and Texas Juvenile Justice Department. This therapy approach is provided in clients’ homes and focuses on building family’s strengths in improving relationships and family functioning.

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