4-H Spaces utilizes evidence based and supported curricula to facilitate small group experiential educational lessons focused on engaging juveniles in life skills activities that improve and develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills. The juveniles apply their group experiences to their real life daily interactions and challenges, to promote personal success and reduce the likelihood of becoming involved in or continued involvement in the court system. Contact: Charlenzo Belcher, , (919) 856-7308

City of Raleigh Youth Development Initiative

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources engages youth in a service continuum designed to serve at-risk and gang involved youth in after-school recreation, leisure services and enrichment programming. Program elements include social skills training, recreation services, challenge programs, health and fitness, and enrichment programming designed to deter youth from anti-social attitudes and behaviors and promote protective factors in participants.  Contact: Kent Hunt,, (919) 996-2140, City of Raleigh

Riding Academy and Join the Herd

The CORRAL Riding Academy uses a multi-faceted program plan in order to serve Wake County’s teenage girls at-risk for high school dropout, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, gang involvement, and adjudication. Their goal is to provide true wrap-around services.  The services include horseback riding, academic remediation, vocational training, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), group therapy (group EAP), and increased parent/guardian involvement. Contact: Joy Currey, , (919) 355-2090, CORRAL

Skills for Academic Success

The Juvenile Literacy Center provides individual and small group tutoring for youth who are court-involved or at risk of court involvement. Weekly tutoring sessions total two or more hours and focus on developing basic literacy skills, life skills and improving academic performance. Students meet at the Wake County court house or other approved locations within the county. Expected length of stay is a minimum of nine months. Successful participants will have 67 or more contact days. Contact: Laura Walters,, (919) 787-5559, Triangle Literacy Council

Haven House – Juvenile Diversion Team

The Juvenile Diversion Team identifies and responds to the needs of Wake County undisciplined youth/status offenders. This program works to understand the complex needs that contribute to their referral behaviors and then implements interventions that increase responsible behaviors. The intended goal of this program is to divert status offenders from the juvenile justice system, preventing deeper involvement in the legal system and supporting a reduction in detention center usage. Contact: Patricia Cardoso, , (919) 833-3312 Ext:118, Haven House Services

Haven House- Second Round

Second Round (SR) is a fitness-oriented intervention program focused on providing Wake County youth with pro-social opportunities. The program uses exercise-based outreach in the form of boxing and fitness to teach positive attitudes and responsible behaviors. Second Round youth also receive tutoring and homework assistance while participating. Youth are referred through the justice system, community providers, law enforcement, Wake County Public Schools, parents and caregivers, and/or self- referrals. Contact: Amy Spalding,, (919) 833-3312 Ext:103, Haven House Services

Haven House- Wrenn House

Wrenn House is a crisis shelter designed to provide a safe environment for runaway, homeless and in-crisis youth. Services are for youth ages 10 to 17. Wrenn House is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. By offering temporary shelter, it eliminates the need for illegal means of support by homeless and runaway youth and therefore reduces the rate of juvenile crime. It also serves as an alternative to detention. Services are provided within therapeutic environment while promoting individuality and empowerment. Contact: Kelsey Mosley,, (919) 832-7866 Ext:200, Haven House Services

Haven House- Restitution and Community Service

This program serves juveniles referred by Teen Court and the school-based diversion coordinator who are required to complete community service as a condition of court supervision or diversion contracts. Youth perform supervised community service and/or earn restitution owed to victims. This program also provides advocacy services to victims of juvenile offenses. Youth earn approximately $15,000 in restitution and perform over 4500 hours of community service for nonprofits throughout Wake County. Contact: Amy Spalding, , (919) 833-3312 Ext:102, Haven House Services

ReEntry, Incorporated- Capital Area Teen Court

The Capital Area Teen Court is a juvenile first-offender, misdemeanant peer-administered Court. There are three full-time employees and two part-time employees. Volunteers (75-100) are recruited and trained to assist with the court administration for each court session. Volunteer jobs include juries, bailiffs, and attorneys. Adult volunteers are judges, mentor attorneys, jury monitors and exit interviewers. The staff supervises all of the activities. After admitting guilt, youth are sentenced by a peer jury. Contact: Chuck Johnson,,  (919) 856-7594, Re-Entry Incorporated

Family Resource Center – Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely, an evidence-based program, teaches parents and their children, ages 6-17, skills to prevent delinquent behavior and reduce family conflict.  The focus is on how to prevent or minimize delinquency/truancy, defiance of authority, stealing, vandalism, bullying, domestic violence, and substance abuse.  It addresses the importance of parental supervision and involvement in a child’s education and life.  It promotes positive and effective communication within the family. Contact: Derrick Byrd,, (919) 834-9300 Ext:101, Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA)

Communities in Schools

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