4-H Spaces

4-H Spaces utilizes evidence based and research 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, Wake County Human Services,, (919) 856-7308

Family Transition Support Services

This would be a collaboration between vocational support services with a job coach and peer mentor as well as a family-based therapy team to engage the family in assisting the youth transition to independence as well as decrease involvement with Juvenile Justice and improve overall family involvement. The goal of this program would be to decrease youth 16-18 involved in juvenile justice and give them a chance at change through work and therapy. Contact: Maximillian Shafir, Easterseals UCP,, (919) 291-3673

Juvenile Diversion Team

Program works with status offenders/ undisciplined youth at-risk for court involvement who exhibit issues such as truancy and non-compliance at home school, and/or community. Program will also work with 16-17-year-old low-level, first time offenders diverted from juvenile court. Youth and families receive assessment, skill building interventions, parenting skill building and crisis support/management over 3-4 months, meeting with them weekly in their homes.  Contact: Wendy Easter,, (919) 833-3312, Ext. 101

Restitution/Community Service

Serves juvenile court and teen court referred youth as well as youth from Alliance’s Wake Teen Diversion Program 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. Program provides advocacy services to victims of juvenile offenses. Youth earn approximately $14,500 in restitution and perform over 4,800 hours of service for nonprofits throughout Wake County.  Contact: Wendy Easter,, (919) 833-3312, Ext. 101

Second Round

Second Round is a fitness-based, skill building intervention program that develops youth competencies in the areas of wellness, learning, leadership and community. The program is a no-cost, structured and supervised program during afterschool hours for Wake County youth.  Contact: Wendy Easter, Haven House Services,, (919) 833-3312, Ext. 101

Skills for Academic Success

The Juvenile Literacy Center provides weekly individual and small group tutoring sessions for youth who are court-involved or at risk of court involvement. Contact: Laura Walters, Triangle Literacy Council,, (919) 787-5559


4-H SPACESTOO will utilize the Experiential Learning and Positive Youth Development theories as the foundation to implementation and primary model of group facilitation for youth ages 16-18. These theories are the foundation of 4-H and provide opportunities to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills. Charlenzo Belcher, Wake County Human Services,, (919) 250-1114


Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Join the Herd focuses on positive relationship building where females learn about the concepts of healthy boundaries and self-care while building self-esteem. Join the Herd is a required pre-requisite to CORRAL’s Riding Academy program.

The Riding Academy

The CORRAL Riding Academy uses a multi-faceted program plan in order to serve Wake County teenage girls at-risk for high school dropouts, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, gang involvement, and adjudication. Program provides wrap-around services to include, horseback riding, academic remediation, vocational training, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Psycho-education, college prep, and increased parent/guardian involvement.

Contact: Joy Currey, CORRAL,, (919) 3552090

Wake Youth Career Options

The program works with 16-17-year-old youth involved in the juvenile justice system who have low involvement in age appropriate pro social activities in the community due to delinquency and associating with others that are involved in delinquent activity.  Youth will be provided with career assessment/testing, career focused mentoring, the development of individualized career plans and connection to employment related opportunities. Contact: Amy Spalding, Haven House Services,, (919) 833-3312 Ext:102

Wrenn House

Wrenn House is crisis shelter designed to provide safe environment for runaway, homeless and in-crisis youth. Wrenn House is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Services are for youth ages 10-17. By offering temporary shelter, it eliminates need for illegal means of support by homeless and runaway youth and therefore reduces rate of juvenile crime. It also serves as alternative to detention. Services are provided within therapeutic environment while promoting individuality and empowerment. Contact Kelsey Mosley, Haven House Services,, (919( 832-7865, Ext. 200

Youth Development Initiative

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 will 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, City of Raleigh,, (919) 996-2140

 Capital Area Teen Court

Teen Court

Capital Area Teen Court is a diversion program for youth with misdemeanor charges.  Youth are sentenced to sanctions by a jury of their peers in a mock courtroom setting.  Sanctions include community service, restitution (when applicable), jury duty and a Theft Talk educational class (when applicable).  The courtroom personnel (bailiff, clerk, prosecutor and defense attorney) are all youth volunteers.  The judge is either an actual judge or an attorney.

Positive Impact Circle Sentencing

An alternative to traditional adjudication. Circle Sentencing is a directed mediation that works in in partnership with the juvenile justice system and local community to divert at-risk youth from juvenile court proceedings towards positive peer interactions.

Contact:  Jennifer Gibbs, ReEntry, Inc.,, (919) 856-5590

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely, an evidence-based program, teaches parents and their children, ages 10-18, skills to prevent delinquent behavior and reduce family conflict. 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, Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA),, (919) 834-9300, Ext. 101