DCS Contracted Services

Home Based Case Work

High quality, family-centered, and culturally competent services designed to safely maintain children in their homes (or foster home); prevent children’s initial placement or reentry into foster care; preserve, support, and stabilize families; and promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Services can also occur in the school, community, or facility.


Community-based individual and group educational enrichment for youth referred through the Department of Child Services.  Evidence-based curriculum that considers the relationship between motivation and environmental factors is utilized. Tutors are culturally competent and utilize hands-on, innovative techniques in reaching students.

Parent Education

Aids and supports parents who are unable to appropriately fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Services include advocating for parental rights, teaching, coaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for coping and building self-sufficiency.

Day Reporting

Utilized as a community alternative to secured detention; system-impacted males are referred from the Department of Child Services and Marion County Juvenile Probation. Youth are required to attend Monday through Friday and are provided door-to-door transportation. Youth in this program are suspended or expelled from traditional school settings and have access to alternative education options, employment readiness, cognitive behavior therapy, art-based programming, and service-based learning. Students will begin developing skills in emotional regulation, begin to resolve experienced trauma, increase their interpersonal relationships, and begin building a new sense of community.