In 2007, Communities In Schools introduced a new concept in court referred community service.
B.A.S.I.C.S. – Building Alternative Solutions In Community Service. Judges were facing fuller dockets than ever, teens were angry and parents were confused. CIS designed a program that helps transition the teen from their court appearance to a successful completion.
B.A.S.I.C.S. Provides Individual Assessment and Placement
Some clients are not successful in a group setting and for this reason one on one sessions are available for the client to partner up with a mentor for the duration of his community service hours. Example, the custodian of a local elementary will work with the client until their hours are completed. We have several organizations (nonprofit) or members of our staff who will allow clients who have been assessed by and are being case managed by Communities In Schools to do their hours at their facilities.
CIS BASICS works with Sunny Beaches to offer weekend placements. Additional work camps will be held twice a month to allow clients to do their service in a physical environment. CIS monitors the clients at the additional work camps.
A minimum of 6 workshops and 4 workcamps per month are avalable to BASICS clients to count toward their community service obligations. Monthly calendars are available listing times and locations of the workshops..
$40.00 fee: Includes interview, assessment, case management and file retention. Admission to all CIS spon sored workshops for the remainder of the school year. Sliding scale available.