He had never been in trouble with the law before. But two summers ago, when he was 15, Donavan Williams was arrested for disorderly conduct….
Our program is a collaboration with Bridgeway Services, a Care Management Organization (CMO) that was created by Southwest Counseling Solutions and The Guidance Center. Bridgeway is a contract agency for the Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services to provide services to adjudicated and at-risk youth in southwest Detroit.
We provide care coordination services working closely with juvenile court, families, youth, schools, community based agencies, and family supports. Our staff provides effective skills training, links youth and their families with resources, monitors youth compliance, supervises progress, and reports outcomes to the court.
Because juvenile delinquency often has social, psychiatric and substance-abuse causes, we connect each youth with the necessary support services to address these issues. At the same time, we empower youth to understand that he or she must be self-responsible and disciplined to succeed.
We realize that helping someone change his or her life must involve enhancing important relationships so that they become healthier and more constructive. We also realize that each situation is different, and we focus and draw upon the unique strengths of each youth and his or her family.