DCTS Community Outreach Programs

Our Program Commitment

Our Staff is committed to leveraging current research, evidence-based practices and assessing outcomes for all of our programs. Research is a paramount element for programming at DC Transitional Services. Therefore, we proudly embrace a systematic and integrated approach to fulfilling our mission and vision.  The programs offered at DCTS  aim to educated and change negative behaviors, patterns of destruction while guiding and empowering our clients to make sustainable life changes that positively impact society.     

Out-4-Life Sec2ND Chance

Dcts4u At-risk Program for Youth (DAP4Youth)

WITS End Outreach

Families F1rst (under the umbrella of all Programs)

Out-4-LifeSec2ND Chance

Out-4-Life Sec2Nd Chance a Re-Entry & Recidivism Program in which facilitators have resolved to come up with tools to help justice served individuals or  those who have a pending charge, conviction of some sought to build upon the tools needed to transition through life successfully.  An important  facet of our program is to help reduce barriers while understanding the factors that lead to recidivism.  

DAP4Youth Outreach

DAP4Youth  guide youth between 10-16 years old to overcome barriers that lead to destructive behaviors such as bullying, drugs or alcohol, and other problems. Our focus on restorative practices aims to help rebuild relationships that have been compromised as a result of destructive behaviors or incidents; this may involve rebuilding or understand the dynamics between the victim and assailant, and or other members who were impacted in the community. Utilizing an ongoing and open dialogue, restorative practices identify the root causes of the behaviors or incident, provides an opportunity for each individual impacted to voice their feelings, and then determines an action plan to rebuild relationships and thus build a stronger community. 

Wits End Outreach

Wits End is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bullying, addictions, and other victimization that are oppressive. It is the experiential nature of  Wits (Walk in Their Shoes) End that allows participants to understand the severe challenges faced by victims or survivors of abuse in any form. This program helps victims, survivors or family members understand violence and how to overcome the challenges of ill-treatment. Often abusers or victims of abuse at wits end before seeking help. We offer educational tools to eliminate barriers and change destructive patterns of behaviors or recognize them before the situation escalates further.   

Families F1rst

Families F1rst  is a parenting program in which parents of children between 5-17 years of age learn how to communicate more effectively with their children. Learning techniques to discipline in positive ways, and to build their kids’ self-esteem. Parents also have the opportunity to share their method of rapport to help other parents.  DCTS offers Families F1rst Program for all programming.

Families F1rst  classes are for eight-weeks.   Participants may be referred by Department of Social Services or drop in. 

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Building A Stronger Community


R.I.S.E. Conference

Sec2Nd Chance

 Re-Entry & Recidivism Program  


 WITS (Walk in Their Shoes) End  Outreach

Sessions Held every 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm