The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis provides guided intervention and supportive services to children from Greater Bridgeport. Our goal is to work with “at risk” youth and their families to resolve issues that could escalate to larger problems such as running away, homelessness, delinquency, or involvement within the State Systems. These services include individual and family needs assessment, case management, mediation, short-term counseling, referrals to a higher level of service, and temporary respite care. The overarching goal of the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis is to divert “at-risk” youth from involvement with the Juvenile Justice System or from oversight by the Department of Children and Families. We are the only provider of temporary respite care in Greater Bridgeport.
Youth Services provided through The Council currently include: