Step-Up is a group therapy intervention targeted toward adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system for domestic violence-related cases. This group combines adolescents and their parents/guardians for evidence-based treatment. Step-Up is structured into 21-weekly sessions using a set curriculum.  This program is conducted by NEDFYS clinicians in collaboration with DuPage County Probation.

Parent Testimony

“Our relationship has improved a lot. I’m very thankful for this program. There has not been any  major conflict.” - Step-up parent, 12/2020

“Our relationship is going really good.  I use empathy to understand how (my parents) feel.”

- Step-up teen, 12/2020

“There has not been any major conflict. My son is working and will graduate high school early.” - Step-up parent, 12/2020