Here's just a small sampling of the programs and services offered through Focus Forward.
These classes bring foster teens and their parents together each week to work on and improve their relationships. Completion of this course is one step closer to the family’s reunification through the Child Welfare system.
Mentoring & Case Management
We support highly trained and properly vetted mentors who are committed to making the youth a priority and making a positive enduring impact in their lives.
Innovative in-custody programming for youth leaders transitioning from the Juvenile Justice Campus back to the community, as well as their families.
On July 1, 2016, the Planned Re-Entry Program (PREP) launched as a collaborative service model between the Fresno County Probation Department (Probation) and Focus Forward. Youth in custody at the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus (JJC) are identified for having high risk scores for recidivism and their households join PREP along with the youth. Focus Forward’s PREP staff team partners with Probation and community organizations to ensure the effective delivery of services inside the JJC, in homes, and at the Focus Forward Community Center. The youth and household clients engage in program activities during the in-custody phase as well as in the community for several months following release.
Education & Employment
Focus Forward actively supports youth with identifying their natural interests and talents with potential job training. We offer training and testing for Industry Recognized Credentials in Customer Service from National Retail Federation and ServSafe California Food Handler’s Card and Certification).