June 27, 2017 - Helping Families Initiative - wbrc.com

The Helping Families Initiative (HFI) is a crime-prevention effort designed to improve family functioning, child well-being and educational outcomes. HFI connects families to resources and provides case management support before families encounter the juvenile justice system.

HFI partners with schools to recognize warning signs like unexcused absences and suspensions, and then conducts in-home assessments to identify root causes of dangerous behavior. A multi-disciplinary team provides insight and information across multiple agencies to craft an individualized intervention plan for each family. Empowering families with resources and support helps students attend school consistently and behave in accordance with school policies.


For more information on the Helping Families Initiative, call (205) 264-8181.