DCTS Community Outreach Programs

#TeamDCTS 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  (Substance Abuse  & Domestic Abuse)  

Families F1rst-  is offered for ALL programming.  (See Below for more Info.)

Out-4-Life Sec2nd Chance & DAP4Youth Program

Out-4-Life Sec2nd Chance  is a Reentry and 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.  

Classes & Clinics are held Quarterly. Locations are subject to change

 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  and  substance abuse.    A Walk-In-Their-Shoes (WITS)  program are for persons who  are at or have been at  a  WITS End before seeking help. This program educates & empower participants  on how to overcome  daily challenges. Proving  educational tools to  minimize or  eliminate barriers  before the situation escalates further  that may lead to destructive patterns of behaviors. 

Families F1rst- Integrated into All of DCTS Programs

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,  prepare meals,build their kids’ self-esteem in positive and healthy ways, and to  Parents also have the opportunity to share their method of rapport to help other parents and learn how to prepare healthy   DCTS offers Families F1rst Program for all programming.

Families F1rst  classes are for 6-weeks.   Participants may be referred by court,Department of Social Services or drop in.  (must be a min. of 6 participants).

Please see below for More on this program 


Youth  Program 

Sec2Nd Chance

 Re-Entry & Recidivism Program  


Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence Awareness Program

Families F1rst Parenting Program

Families F1rst  is a 6-week Parenting Program in which parents 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.   

Must be a min. of 6 particpants to hold classes

Target Population: Parents with Children ranging from age  5 -17 years old


Goals of the Families F1rst Program:

· provide support and information in ways that help parents become more capable and competent

· ensuring family choice regarding intervention options

· provide necessary resources and supports for parents to care for their children in ways that produce optimal parent and child outcomes

· enhance parents’ abilities to support their children’s development.

· Strengthen communication /interaction skills with child (ren)

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