Our Process

Phase I – Referral – Youth are referred to TEP through different community partners including the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, Clark County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Public Defenders Office, State Youth Parole, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Department of Child and Family Services, Clark County School District, District Attorney’s Office, parents, and other non-profit (in Clark County and from around the country).

Phase II – Initial Intake/ Case Planning – In this phase a TEP advocate conducts an initial orientation with the child and a legal guardian. We preform a formal intake, need assessment, safety plan, school enrollment (if the youth is attending school with us), complete consent documentation, and explain services.

If needed we provide in this first visit with basic needs items such as: food, hygiene products, and bus pass.

Phase III – TEP Specialized ServicesClick here for a list of our services

Phase IV – Trauma Focus Psychoeducational Groups – TEP conducts a rolling 12-week victim-centered psychoeducational groups consisting of weekly sessions at the Juvenile Detention center and TEP’s dropping center known as the Center 4 Peace. These groups involve a variety of activities all of them with focus on healing and understanding trauma effects. Activates such a: journaling, acceptance through art crafting, peace building, life skills, educational goals, motivation exploration, awakening empathy, dealing with emotions such as guilt, shame, and anger, effective and positive communication, and empowerment though experiences, and forgiveness. Sometimes we utilize these groups to create awareness through documentaries and other media outlets about issues that other young girls around the world have to endure.

Phase V – Aftercare – Upon completion of all services the youth and the case advocate create a discharge plan supervised by the director.  The advocate meets with the executive or program director to take the necessary steps to discharge the youth and make the transition as smooth as possible. After successful completion of the program if the youth wishes to continue involvement with TEP, opportunities are provided for her/him to become role models for other youth undergoing services with the program.