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  • Washington County Diversion Program

    Agency: Pressley Ridge Western Maryland

    NOTE: Referred to program by DJS (Department of Juvenile Services) except for children in need (CINS). CINS must be parent referred.
    OVERVIEW: Works with parents and appropriate community agencies to provide youth ages 8-18 with an alternative to entering the juvenile justice system. Works with youth who have not previously been found guilty through the Department of Juvenile Services.

    1) CASE MANAGEMENT: Works with youth and parents in receiving the appropriate resources for their particular need.

    2) DIVERSION: Helps youth, family, and victims to re-direct their energies from the past and help restore the harm done. Make the offender accountable for their actions while generally avoiding court proceedings.

    3) THERAPUTIC FOSTER CARE: Provides specially trained foster parents that manage the child's phsyical, emotional and social needs in the supportive family setting. Must be referred through DJS or DSS. 

    • 44 North Potomac Street, Suite 300
      Hagerstown, MD 21740

    Agency: Pressley Ridge Western Maryland

    Languages Available: None.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Youth ages 8-18.

    Areas Served:
    • Washington County

    - Foster Care/Children's Group Homes

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