Community Based Services
Community Based Services (CBS) is a non-traditional probation unit that provides intensive rehabilitation programming and case management services for at-risk youth between the ages of 9-18 years old. Community Based Services takes an “out of the box” approach with the youth and their families. They provide more intensive supervision because of smaller caseloads. All youth involved in CBS are part of the Building Bridges program.
Work Therapy is the foundation of the CBS/Building Bridges program with young people involved in more than 25 labor or therapeutic activity groups each week. Work Therapy Groups offer structure and discipline, the opportunity to learn new skills, a chance to give back to the community, and a small incentive for appropriate behavior. For example, the kids are involved in preparing and serving meals at homeless shelters, walking and training dogs at the Humane Society of Dayton, developing auto mechanic skills from the Sons of Thunder, and interacting with veterans and the elderly, just to name a few.