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The participants will be referred by court representatives to attend a J.A.M. Workshop to fulfill court requirements. The session will be held once a month generally at Davidson County Juvenile Court. Workshops will cover and provided skills for anger management, conflict resolution and positive decision making. After the completion of the workshop, participants are offered continued assistance provided through one on one mentoring.
7-Week JAM Session
J.A.M. has 2 program elements...
Monthly Diversionary Workshops
Juveniles Aligned and Motivated
TFD Juvenile Anger Management program or “J.A.M. Session” is a cognitive/behavioral skills development program designed to provide youth, that are currently in the juvenile court system, with the skills that will assist them in changing the specific behaviors that lead to court interaction. The focus will be on those that were arrested for: vandalism, assault/battery, domestic assault, fighting, disturbing the peace, harassment etc. Juveniles that attend these group sessions, will learn and become better prepared to make improved decisions, manage their anger, and progress in their social skills.
The participants will initially attend 7-weeks of group sessions which will promote both verbal and non-verbal methods that deal with anger, anxiety, grief and disappointment. As each participant partakes in group activities and discussions, they will have the opportunity to not only learn from the trained group staff and mentors but also other participants and reflect on their individual thoughts and actions. Eventually, the participants will recognize how their actions are not only having a negative effect on their lives and potentially their future, but also the lives of the individuals closest to them.
Once graduated, each participant will be offered an accountability partner (AP) that will be committed to 1:1 mentoring for at least 6-months. This AP’s are there to assist with holding their mentee accountable, reinforcing the tools that were learned during J.A.M Sessions, and being an overall support system that the mentee can depend on.