A 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.