The FLAVORS Program (Families Linked to Advocacy and a Variety Of Resources and Supports) is a Program for Families of Children and Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
FLAVORS is a comprehensive and multifaceted approach of supporting, educating and empowering culturally diverse family members of children and youth who:
- have been or are currently involved with law enforcement.
- are further into the juvenile justice system.
FLAVORS offers support to families with the help of a Parent Engagement Coordinator. A
Parent Engagement Coordinator is available to help families:
- Successfully navigate the juvenile justice system.
- Learn how to deal effectively with other child-serving agencies.
- Access a variety of resources and supports.
- Create their own family support network.
- Become the best advocate for their own children.
- Emerge as family leaders in the community.
- Support for Families
The Parent Engagement Coordinator is:
- A parent of a child who has been in the juvenile justice system.
- A caregiver who has experienced raising children with emotional and mental health challenges.
- Trained to assist other families to obtain the appropriate services and supports for their child and family.
- Knowledgeable about state and local resources and how to access them.
The Parent Engagement Coordinator is NOT a lawyer or a therapist and does not provide legal representation or counseling. The Parent Engagement Coordinator provides support and information and discusses options with families so that they can make the best choices for their children.
Opportunities for Youth:
The FLAVORS program also offers youth involved in the juvenile justice system opportunities to participate in youth-guided activities. These youth are invited to join the "Mo County ALL STARS," a youth group for young people ages 14-21 with life challenges.
>Click Here to learn more about Mo County ALL STARS.
The Federation would like to thank the following agencies for their dedicated support and advocation for Children's Mental Health in Montgomery County. The FLAVORS Program has been made possible through the support of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, with funding from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP).