This unit is composed of Home Based Services and Family Preservation.
Home-Based Services works with families of children between the ages of 10 and 17 who have been deemed delinquent and/or undisciplined. The primary goal is to provide youth with necessary life skills in order to limit involvement with the court system.
Home Based Services is a free, voluntary counseling service provided in the home. Home-Based Counselors are easily accessible and provide 24/7 support to the families they serve.
Referrals are made by the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention or the social worker who may be working with the family.
Family Preservation is a service that prevents unnecessary placement of children. The goal and focus is to work with the family to a level of restoration and acceptable functioning. The intent of the program is to help the family with stabilizing crisis situations which could ultimately place the family at imminent risk.
Family Preservation social workers help build stronger relationships to prevent any further escalation of abuse or neglect. The social workers also help families cope with problems and issues in an effective manner.
Social Workers at Cabarrus County Department of Social Services complete these referrals to the Intensive Family Preservation Supervisor.
Due to the high volume of cases and the program’s success rate, there is usually a waiting list to obtain assistance from these popular programs.