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Our Programs

this is what we do
prevention
intervention
diversion
 JJAB offers 15 different programs and services that focus on nurturing and improving the health of our youth, as well as strengthening families in our community.  
Resource specialist

Youth and their families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.  While there are resources in our community, the Resource Specialists are the connective tissue able to coordinate multiple resources.  Resource Specialists communicate with all parties to make sure each service is relevant to the overall needs of the youth and their family.

one circle groups

These inclusive groups provide a structured environment for youth to engage with each other based on topics that meet their needs: boundaries, body image, gender and cultural stereotypes, relationships, and more. The peer-guided group, facilitated by a trained adult following an evidence-based curriculum, is available to 5th—12th graders who live in or attend school in Los Alamos County. 

Restorative justice

An approach to justice in which the response is to organize a meeting between the victim and the offender, sometimes with representatives of the wider community. The JJAB program works with cases from Teen Court and Juvenile Probation and aims to encourage youth offenders to take responsibility for their actions, understand the harm they have caused, give them an opportunity to redeem themselves, and discourage them from causing further harm. 

Youth Mental Health
First Aid

By participating in this powerful training, you can be an advocate, empower your community, and improve self-care.  As a Youth Mental Health First Aider, you can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health challenge.  Your actions can be the first step in a youth’s recovery journey.

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imagination library

Imagination Library provides free, high-quality books for children from birth up to age 5. It puts books into the hands and hearts of children worldwide. JJAB is the Los Alamos affiliate for the program, promoting literacy, family engagement, and learning for the youngest children in our community. 

Community conversations

A collaboration between JJAB, Los Alamos County Social Services, the LAPS Prevention Program, and the Los Alamos Municipal Court. Community Conversations was created to build community through connection and conversation while discussing important issues facing youth in Los Alamos County. Every Community Conversation is held in response to emerging needs in the community. The goal of Community Conversations is to provide relevant and factual information on youth issues, to identify gaps facing our community, and to advocate for positive change in addressing community challenges. Each event is trauma-informed and amplifies the voices of those with lived experiences. Data is collected after every event to assess participant satisfaction and determine future topics.

Community projects

JJAB organizes projects each year to help those in need within our community.

School Supplies for LAPS Students

Winter Clothing Project

Summer Camp Assistance

 

partner programs

Collaborating with Los Alamos Public Schools, Family Strengths Network, and the Teen Center, JJAB is able to offer the following programs:

teen center

Arts and Resiliency

Youth Mobilizers

Los ALamos Public Schools

Helpers

RAPS Group

Saturday School

Social Emotional Learning Programs

Family Strengths Network

Parenting with Love & Logic

Transgender Parent Support Group