The Family Resource Center (FRC) and Diversion Department specializes in providing case management to Summit County youth experiencing behavior problems at home or school, truancy issues, violence, conflict in the home, pregnant and/or parenting teens, job readiness, and job search. The mission of the FRC is to provide the youth and family with services aimed at increasing youth opportunities for success in school, work, and life. Utilizing a case management model, FRC Case Managers partner with families to assess their needs, address barriers, connect families to community resource providers, and monitor progress and support along with an array of special programming offered here at the court and within the community. Additionally, any misdemeanor charge, excluding offenses of violence that are diversion-eligible, are processed in this department in a diversionary manner instead of an official Court filing. Families are offered the opportunity to engage in case management as a part of the diversion process. The goal is to strengthen families and to avoid any further Court involvement of the youth with the juvenile justice system.
Summit County residents do not need to be Court-involved to take advantage of the preventative services offered by the Family Resource Center. Residents of Summit County are welcome to visit the FRC on a walk-in basis to access an array of health and human service information from our literature racks or apply for case management.
To learn more about how the Family Resource Center (FRC) can help, call to speak with a case manager.