Developing healthy, positive decision-making skills for a brighter future
Programs we offer:
12 & Under
Choice & Consequence
Restorative Conference Meeting
Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) Intervention Program works in partnership with parents, schools, and the justice system to develop healthy, positive decision-making skills and interrupt harmful behavior patterns.
Our staff helps youth who are involved in higher-risk behavior understand that they are responsible for the outcomes of their decisions and empower them to make better choices. By using programs designed to reduce problem behaviors, our intervention programs help individuals gain vital development skills that lead to healthier relationships, better decision making, and a deeper connectedness with family and community.
We believe the advice, guidance, and involvement of parents and guardians is essential for a youth’s success in life. Through parent/guardian involvement in this program, positive values are reinforced and integrated into daily life.
Intervention Program Options:
- General Intake/Assessment
- Individual Programs
- Chemical Services
- Community Work Service
- Educational Classes
A one-hour intake appointment with our Intervention Manager, where we take an assessment using the MAYSI-2 and YLS screening tools. The results of those tools, combined with the staff interview, are used to assign program components based on the risk level of reoffending and are referred to appropriate programs and classes. (Parents/Guardians also must attend, $25 fee)
Individual programming is a great opportunity for youth to learn and be heard. Give us a call to learn more about Twelve & Under, RSP, INDEPTH, and Restorative Conference Meetings.
Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) is proud to offer Chemical Services, including a Chemical Health Screen, a Chemical Health Assessment (Rule 25) & Teen Intervene programming.
Our Intervention program is based on four restorative justice values:
- Crime is a violation of people and relationships
- Crime creates obligations to make things right
- Justice involves the victim, offender, and community
- Justice seeks solutions that promote repair, reconciliation, and reassurance
Our Intervention Staff:
Lindsay Doten, MSW, LGSW
Lindsay holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has many years of experience working with children, adults and families in various settings including children’s mental health case management, adult mental health case management, in-home applied behavior analysis therapy and inpatient social work as well as interning at a residential treatment center from adolescents. She believes that each person deserves a second chance and has the ability to learn from their experiences. Lindsay works collaboratively with youth & their families to help youth understand their offense and move forward to make better decisions.
Sarah Curtis, MA
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School. She has over 10 years of experience working in substance use prevention and program development, and has spent the last 4 years working with youth. She appreciates the importance of guiding youth in understanding the impact of their choices and works with them through the Intervention Program to strengthen their decision making skills.