Lauderdale County S.P.A.N Program

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                      Lauderdale County S.P.A.N Program "Bridging the Gap"

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Contact us at:

[email protected] 

 

Intent of S.P.A.N.

 

 The intent of S.P.A.N. is to prevent these youth from having future involvement with the justice system by developing social, behavioral, academic, and family skills needed to become productive members of the community.

 

Programs Goals

1. To demonstrate that 70% of youth enrolled will lack adjudications and/or convictions for new offenses occuring from the date of enrollment in S.P.A.N. to one full year after exiting the program.

2. To demonstrate that 80% of youth enrolled in S.P.A.N. will be successfully diverted from commitment to the State Department of Youth Services.

3. To demonstrate 50% less cost to the state in providing comprehensive services to these youth when compared to the institutional costs.

 

Target Group

S.P.A.N. serves youth that are involved with the Juvenile/ Family court system

. Average Age 15.5 years old.

. 68% Male.

. Only 13% reside with both parents.

. 100% involved with the Juvenile Court System.

. Academically 4.3 years below grade level.

.17% drop out of school.

 

Services And Training

The following individualized services and training are provided to each youth who enters S.P.A.N.

  • Assessment
  • Service Planning
  • GED Training
  • individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Behavioral Change Program
  • Physical Education
  • Motivational Evalution of progress
  • Transitional Follow-up Services

 

Results

To determine program results S.P.A.N. tracks students one year after they exit the program.

 

                                                    

 

Staff

Program Coordinator :

Anthony Brooks

 

English Teacher:

Nina Miles

 

Math Teacher:

Jennifer Malone

 

Counselor I

Mechelle Reed

 

Counselor I

Matthew Thomas