Supporting youths' unique needs to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.
If your child, or a child you know, is having issues at school, home, or in the community, Intensive Prevention Services (IPS) can help. IPS is a community-based prevention program offered to youth aged 10 to 19 who are at risk for involvement with the Juvenile Justice System. IPS provides meaningful programming through fun activities, experiences, and community engagement, promoting the healthy development of each child while addressing the behaviors that brought them into the program.
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 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:
Youth are referred to IPS by families, schools, the court system, or the police department. Services are free and located in seven agencies across Philadelphia.
For more information, please contact the IPS provider nearest you: