Restoring hope with dignity

Community Partnerships

JJPI has a strong community focus. We believe that the impact of our work can be enhanced by working closely with those organizations whose missions we support, by improving coordination of services among our partner organizations, and by increasing access to our services through co-location of our staff at our partners' sites. To develop and sustain our community partnerships, JJPI often receives grant and foundation financial support.

Our current community partnerships are described below:

Boys Overcoming Stigma and Shame (BOSS)

JJPI received a two-year grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to create a program that will serve as a support for male child and adolescent survivors of childhood sexual abuse. BOSS includes the development of and distribution of gender-specific materials aimed at male-identifying survivors of CSA; targeted community outreach aimed at providing child sexual abuse prevention education; and the implementation of art, music, and movement psychoeducation groups. BOSS draws on the expertise of local artists and musicians, who run creative groups and serve as unofficial mentors and role models. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Devynn Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Strengthening Interventions in Philadelphia for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors

JJPI received a three year-grant from the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to fund a project called Strengthening Interventions in Philadelphia for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors. The project involves expanding the availability of evidence-based interventions for individuals with demonstrated problem sexual behaviors (PSB) to prevent re-offending; implementing a school-based screening process that pre-emptively identifies and treats youth with possible PSB; and strengthening the existing network of organizations working in the area of PSB through coordinating a multi-disciplinary team comprised of local government agencies and community-based organizations. For more information, contact Caitlin Frett, OJJDP Project Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHMC Health Center Network

JJPI has embedded several clinicians specializing in trauma treatment at Public Health Management Corporation's five Federally Qualified Health Centers in order to provide trauma-informed psychotherapy for individuals with substance use concerns and significant symptoms of trauma. Funding for this project comes from a five-year grant from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC) Cooperative Agreements. Our partnership is one of four statewide chosen by SAMHSA to address disparities in behavioral health treatment through the development of integrated, comprehensive care models.

Interim House West

JJPI is partnering with Interim House West (IHW) to provide trauma screening/assessments of IHW residents, their children, and additional family members. IHW is an affiliate of PHMC and is a long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for women and their children in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia. IHW’s program philosophy emphasizes empowerment and self-sufficiency, while also encouraging peer support. This project is funded for five years by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of its services grant program for residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women.

School Partnerships

Screening, Evaluation, & Treatment

JJPI maintains contracts with Mastery Charter Schools, a network of high performing charter schools in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ and the Chester County Intermediate Unit to provide screenings for children and adolescents with inappropriate sexual behaviors in the school setting, psychological evaluations, consultation, and training.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) at Carnell School

In partnership with the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA), JJPI employs a full-time clinician to provide TF-CBT free of charge to students and families at the Laura Carnell School in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia. This program is funded by a two-year grant from PCCD. For more information about this program, please contact Rebecca Hui at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..