Learn about APSMC

 

In addition to thanking you for your support, we thought we would give you more insight into who we are, what we do, and how you can help. We realize there is little known about APSMC, even though we have been serving Monroe County’s highest risk kids and their families since 1999. Our first contract with the Department of Juvenile Justice was Conditional Release. APSMC developed the first Conditional Release Program operated in Monroe County. Conditional Release or Aftercare is to juveniles what parole is to adults. If youth are unable to have a positive response to community interventions, Residential Commitment is the only alternative. APSMC maintains contact with the youth and their families while he/she is in commitment and assists in helping the youth’s re-entry back into the community for the first six months after release.

APSMC receives funding through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF). DJJ controls the new Redirection services program and funnels the funds through Evidence Based Associates (EBA). EBA provides both technical and service support to APSMC and with the additional funding provided through EBA from the Redirection Program APSMC will be able to help 72 youths and families this year and as many as 20 conditional release youths. Additionally, the University of Miami also provides training in BSFT and support to APMSC to help make this all possible.