SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court offers programs to support
families and youth transitioning through the court and child welfare systems.

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM

In cases involving abuse and/or neglect of a child, a judge may appoint a CASA volunteer. This individual has been carefully screened and thoroughly trained to advocate for children in the child welfare system. Often these children have been removed from their homes and placed in foster homes. Our CASA volunteers are the “eyes and ears” of the judge.

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COMMUNITY
SERVICE PROGRAM

Young people don’t always make the best decisions. When a poor choice leads them to juvenile court, they may be ordered to perform community service. By donating their time and energy, they make restitution to their community. We oversee that process.

COMMUNITY
SERVICE PROGRAM

Young people don’t always make the best decisions. When a poor choice leads them to juvenile court, they may be ordered to perform community service. By donating their time and energy, they make restitution to their community. We oversee that process.

TRANSPORTATION
MOTIVATING CHANGE

When a young person is detained the whole family is affected. Family visits can help improve communication and repair damaged relationships. We support visits by defraying some of the costs for our families.

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