HOJ - IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organized) Program TAY Unit
IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organized) Program TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Unit
The Mayor's Office has implemented the IPO Employment Program to focus on at risk or in-risk transitional age youth 18-25 years-old that reside in high crime neighborhoods of the City. This collaboration involves not only the Mayor's Office of Violence Prevention Services and this Department but also various City Departments and community based organizations to monitor and assist with a participant's progress in a program. This is a 12 month commitment on the part of the participant which exposes the individual to employment, education and mental health services.There are also attempts to remove barriers such as personal and transportation challenges, scheduling, Driver's License ect. There are case conferences to discuss attendance or performance issues.
Please visit the website located at http://violenceprevention.sfgov.org/
A short film of the IPO program is located at http://violenceprevention.sfgov.org/employment.html
YAC (Young Adult Court)
The YAC court was established as a pilot program from August 2015 to March 2016 in which high risk clients are referred to Court, assessed by SFAPD or Family Services Agency (FSA) to determine a treatment plan for services. These clients are monitored through progress reports and are rewarded for pro-social activity or addressed by the Court for negative behavior or failure to follow-through on their responsibilities.
Transforming Our Attitude (TOA)
The TAY unit is also the home of the Transforming Our Attitude (TOA) program. The TOA is a cultural program targeting San Francisco's TAY aged Polynesian population. The program offers culturally competent programming, cognitive based content and crafts designed to enrich the lives of its participants and enrich the way young men and women interact with one another. We are proud to have DPO Rena Ilasa as one of the facilitators in this very important program.
EPIC (Empowering Parenting in the Community)
EPIC targets justice involved TAY (Transitional Age Youth) parents - fathers and mothers, ages 18-25 who live in San Francisco Justice involved is defined as anyone who has had any contact with the criminal justice system. At a minimum, this includes individuals who have been involved with the juvenile justice system, individuals who are on misdemeanor or court probation, individuals whose adult probation supervision has ended individuals actively or formerly on federal probation or parole and finally, anyone involved in San Francisco's collaborative courts. EPIC enhances TAY services within the San Francisco Adult Probation Department, while offering additional age appropriate parenting support with the following family strengthening interventions:
- Family therapy and parenting groups intended to process experiences, educate parents about children's developmental stages and model appropriate parental responses.
- Family literacy circles designed to support parents in reading to and communicating verbally with their children.
- Family outings for community-building and structuring families' leisure time.
- EPIC also enhances SFAPD and contract staff's knowledge of child development, the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children and appropriate case management interventions for working with TAY parents.
EPIC lasts 7-12 weeks, depending on the program. Healthy food is provided at each class and upon completion participants receive a $300 stipend.
Fatherhood Program (Fathers Matter)
In 2013, the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) started collaboration with the National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL). The NCPL is dedicated to supporting, strengthening, and empowering families and communities through education, organizational development, and research and policy reform. The Mission Statement for NCPL is to improve the governance and administration, tax-exempt organizations and strengthen community leadership through family and neighborhood empowerment.
The SFAPD holds an agency certification in NPCL’s Fatherhood Development curriculum to teach effective fatherhood skills to our male clients ages 18 and up. The Fatherhood Development curriculum is based on real experiences and challenges of fathers in fragile family settings. Through 25 street wise group sessions, the curriculum offers practitioners a field-tested guide to working with fathers in providing support, information and motivation in areas of life skills, parenthood, relationships (including marriage and team parenting), and health. For more information please call 415-553-1731. Email: SFapdfatherhood@sfgov.org