Bridgeway Success

Start a New Life

We believe that all Bridgeway participants can find success if they are willing to cooperate with requirements and maintain a positive mindset. Generally, the youth are successful when they complete their court-ordered requirements, discontinue any illegal or negative behaviors, and become responsible members of their home and community.

Bridgeway participants

Signifiers of success among the youth who have left the juvenile justice system may include (but are not limited to):

  • Being a positive, productive member of society
  • Avoiding future legal issues
  • Achieving and maintaining good grades in school
  • Getting involved with sports and other positive student organizations
  • No longer associating with friends who may have had a negative impact upon them in the past.

So what contributes to success during the Bridgeway process?

  • Active participation in treatment and meet court-ordered requirements
  • Cooperating with probation workers throughout the treatment process
  • Attending all court-ordered hearings and meetings
  • Understanding that changes in lifestyle may be necessary and a willingness to make those changes

In 2020, Bridgeway served 370 youth and families

  • 91 percent completed court-ordered requirements, including:
  • Clean drug screens
  • Participation in community service
  • Academic progress in school
  • Becoming responsible members of their community/home
  • 97 percent of the youth served were free of new felony convictions during enrollment
  • 89 percent of the youth were free of felony convictions two years after completing the Bridgeway program
  • 84 percent of the youth who were referred to Bridgeway with a level one probation status and remained in the community had their wardship terminated in under one year.

Satisfaction Surveys

  • Subcontract providers
  • Among respondents to a mail survey, 100 percent indicated a high level of satisfaction with Bridgeway
  • Youth/parents/guardians
  • Surveys of 36 youth and their families revealed that 97 percent agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with Bridgeway’s services