Community Service Division

How does CORA prevent crisis?
February 22, 2016

hallwayA young teen reacted to his fears of being threatened by loading his backpack full of fireworks. He was referred to CORA and it was CORA’s IPS services that facilitated a safer school environment for him and more proactive ways for him to communicate. He was able to develop his self-reflection skills and become more positive in his relationships through a program of counseling and skill-building that will serve him beyond this episode and into his future.

Philadelphia’s IPS and Police Diversion program have seen significant success across the city, with a 55% decrease in youth arrests. The IPS program at CORA is designed to give youth a chance to avoid formal justice system involvement by using intervention and prevention activities offering clients opportunities to grow socially and emotionally in a safe and supportive environment, while helping their families get connected to the appropriate resources. To learn more about our IPS program and other community resources contact Camille Stoudt at 215-701-2724.

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