San Diego Youth Services: Breaking Cycles

Breaking Cycles is a multi-agency, geographically diverse project administered by the County of San Diego Probation Department. It is designed to prevent escalating juvenile delinquency. By focusing program efforts through a system of graduated sanctions on at-risk youth and their families, Breaking Cycles is improving the juvenile justice system and community response to juvenile offenders. SDYS is the lead agency providing the alcohol and drug treatment component of the Breaking Cycles project.


Substance abuse and mental health screenings and assessment, individual, group, and family substance abuse counseling, psycho-educational groups, dual diagnosis groups run by certified substance abuse counselors, community connections, and case management for probation involved juveniles



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