Intensive Prevention Services (IPS) is a community-based prevention program offered to youth aged 10 to 19. IPS provides support to youth who are having disciplinary issues at school or conflicts at home. The goal is to improve their behavior and prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.
Through fun activities, meaningful experiences, and community engagement, IPS promotes the healthy development of each child brought into the program. Our providers create safe spaces to nurture the kinds of positive behaviors and skills that lead to healthy development.
Each participant gets a customized service plan to:
- Strengthen their sense of self worth.
- Enhance life skills.
- Provide academic support.
- Improve relationships at home, at school, and in the community.
Youth are referred to IPS by families, schools, the court system, or the police department. Services are free and located in six agencies across Philadelphia.