Tuscaloosa Encouraging Adolescents with Monitoring and Support (TEAMS)
The TEAMS program seeks to reduce the number of juveniles being committed to the Department of Youth Services and the Tuscaloosa County Detention Center. Youth receive electronic monitoring or GPS tracking in addition to intensive case management services designed to strengthen the family unit as a whole and allow youth to safely exit the system in a timely manner.
Juveniles Supported Through Integrated Community Engagement (JUSTICE)
The JUSTICE program strengthens the juvenile justice system by providing interventions and support to help youth reintegrate into their community and reduce recidivism among participants. Youth and their families are provided with civil legal assistance, wrap-around services and mentoring.
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
JDAI was designed to support the Casey Foundation’s vision that all youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into productive adults. JDAI promotes changes to policies, practices, and programs in order to reduce reliance on secure confinement, improve public safety, reduce racial disparities, save taxpayer dollars, and stimulate overall juvenile justice reforms.
Teen Parenting Classes
Teen Parenting Classes are offered to teenage parents and expecting parents. The class teaches basic child development and preventive health education. Classes are offered once a week for 1-2 hours. The goal of this program is to promote positive parenting, introduce abstinence education, provide a support group for these teen parents, and prevent further teen pregnancies.