Helping Probationers RISE to Their Future

RISE focuses on providing supportive services for adult and juvenile probationers in a group setting, with one-on-one sessions available as necessary. RISE Program Specialists work with a developed curriculum targeted for specific educational and/or employment skills.  The RISE Program curriculum consists of different tracks to fit the individual probationer. 

Adults can participate in the employment track, focusing on attaining and maintaining employment; the education track, focused on attaining a GED (for those who are not high school graduates) and higher education; or a dual track, meaning probationers receive support in areas of education and employment.

The RISE juvenile school support track is designed to specifically target youth struggling in school academically, as well as with attendance and attitude. The Navigator Program adds additional support for those who are assessed as our highest risk probationers.


Employment Track for Adults

Six chapters covering:

     • Individual road blocks to employment and job readiness

     • Resumes, cover letters and references

     • Explanation letter (how to answer the felony question)

     • Effectively searching for jobs

                                                       • Interview skills

                                                       • Meeting employers’ expectations

                                                       • And more...


Education Track for Adults

Three chapters focused on:

     • GED

     • Opportunities for higher learning

     • Financial aid

     • And more...





Juvenile School Support Program

Eight chapters focused on:

     • Goal setting

     • Motivation

     • Organization

     • Learning styles

     • Study skills

     • Test taking

     • Budgeting

     • Employment

     • Post high school education

     • And more...


Juvenile Navigator Program

Along with the 8 chapters described above, Navigator offers additional services for highest risk youth:

     • Monitoring students' grades, attendance and academic progress.

     • Assisting to improve student behavior through collaborations with the school.

     • Helping develop individual support programs.