Adelphoi’s Vincent Home Named Top Program
Adelphoi’s Vincent Home was named the 2020 “Residential Program of the Year” by the PA Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC). The program was honored during a virtual conference on November 4, 2020.
The JCJC Residential Program of the Year Award is presented to a superior public or private sector program serving alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth in a residential setting, which includes foster homes, group homes, residential treatment programs, general child care facilities, shelter care facilities, detention centers, independent living programs, and other programs providing out-of-home, overnight care to children.
Since 2005, the JCJC has recognized Adelphoi and its programs eight times, more than any other provider in the state of Pennsylvania. This year’s distinction was awarded to Adelphoi based on its use of evidenced-based practices, demonstration of adherence to the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) and advancement of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy. Vincent home was nominated by Allegheny County in some part because Adelphoi’s residential programs provide individual attention by trained professionals in a caring and respectful home-like environment.
“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to accept the Juvenile Court Judges Commission (JCJC) Residential Program of the Year award on behalf of Adelphoi Village’s Vincent Home. Accomplishments like this continue to remind me of the impact that our work has on our local communities,” said Beth Latuch, Vincent Home Director. “I am thankful for all of the staff who have been a part of the development of this program and those who continue to help us grow. I am looking forward to many more years of growth and change in our youth that we serve.”