Juvenile Risk Intervention Services Coordination (J-RISC)

Hudson Valley

Mother and teenage daughter having an arguumentJuvenile Risk Intervention Services Coordination (J-RISC) is a community-based service offered through Dutchess County’s Department of Community Corrections and Probation.  The program offers Functional Family Therapy to youth who are identified as high-risk for Family Court involvement and/or juvenile detention or placement.

J-RISC utilizes an intensive team intervention approach. The team includes a Probation Officer dedicated to the J-RISC assigned youth, a Probation employed Case Manager, and an Astor clinician specifically trained in the evidence-based model, Functional Family Therapy.

Services Offered:

  • Engages both the youth and their families
  • Seeks to reduce risk factors while enhancing protective factors
  • Develops specific behavior change plans with the families that are sustained beyond completion of the program
  • Increases the families ability to utilize community resources and engage in relapse prevention
  • A YASI reassessment is completed on all youth discharged
  • Youth who complete the program have lower rates of placement and lower rates of the youth’s re-involvement with the juvenile justice system


Family Court Unit Probation Officers refer youth identified as high risk by the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI).

Contact Us:

For more information or to make a referral to this program, contact:

Erik Hansen, Psy.D.
Tel: (845) 486-2678
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »

More Information:

Program brochure (PDF file)

Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)

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