Human Services

The Prevention Network & CLASS Academy

  • Baden, PA
  • www.thepreventionnetwork.org

Mission Statement

The Prevention Network will lead in the identification, creation and delivery of high quality intervention, prevention, education and treatment services that empower people to adopt healthy and self-sufficient lifestyles.

Main Programs

  1. Creating Learning Alternatives for Student Success (CLASS) Alternative Education
  2. Family Group Decision making Program
  3. School Based Prevention Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mr. Denis Leroy Sutter

Keywords

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youth, prevention, intervention, treatment, education

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EIN

20-0794475

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Prevention Network’s accomplishments for 2009-2010 are:

The Prevention Network has restructured our programs to fit available resources—finances, staff, and consumer needs.
The Prevention Network has refocused on our core values - children and families.
During a strained economic time, The Prevention Network has been able to financially sustain programming with out accessing a line of credit.

 Goals for 2010-2011 are:

The Prevention Network will provide effective programming to children and families.
The Prevention Network will increase collaboration and partnerships with organizations throughout Beaver County and the surrounding area.
Increase the staff’s professional development

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Creating Learning Alternatives for Student Success (CLASS) Alternative Education

Creating Learning Alternatives for Student Success began in 1992 under an Alternative Education for DisruptiveYouth Grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Since that time, the program has expanded to serve more than 70 youth annually from Allegheny, Beaver and Butler County.  In 2004, The Prevention Network began a second school known as the Signore Center for Education.  This school addresses students with special needs and behavioral challenges.  Pennsylvania-certified teachers provide regular academic classes in english, math, science, social studies, computers, electives in a classromm setting with a small teacher/student ratio. Class Academy also provides programs dealing with social issues that impede academic success: anger management, conflict resolution, drug and alcohol use, career choice, etc.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Family Group Decision making Program

Family Group Decision Making, or FGDM, is a process which empowers families by placing them in charge of developing their own Family Service Plan which guides their involvement with the Juvenile Justice System and/or Children and Youth Service Agency.  In this process, youth and family choose relatives to attend a one time meeting to create a plan to ensure that the requirements placed upon them by supervising agencies are met.
            A FGDM Coordinator assists youth and family in determining which relatives, friends, and service providers need to be included. The Coordinator  also helps the family choose a time and location for the meeting.  The family plan is developed at the conference.  By empowering youth and families to determine their plan/ goals, they will be more vested in the plan and its outcome.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

School Based Prevention Services

School Based Prevention Specialists work on-site in local public schools to provide science-based prevention classroom lessons to elementary and middle school aged students. Additionally, Prevention Specialists conduct individual and group prevention and intervention services for students in grades K-12.

Parent outreach, training, support and referral for parents of public school students are also provided as a part of the program. Over 1,000 days of prevention service is provided annually to local schools in Beaver and Allegheny County.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Funding Needs

The five top pressing needs for The Prevention Network are:

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Financials

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THE PREVENT ION NETWORK
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Prevention Network & CLASS Academy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Denis Leroy Sutter

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Welcome to The Prevention Network and to our Pittsburgh Gives portrait. As you see from our site we are a non-profit social service agency. We have a number of years of experience, beginning as a small single program agency and growing to more than twenty-five programs. Now we find ourselves restructuring our agency due to the current economic situation. As we restructure - the implementation of our mission becomes stronger – to provide quality services that assist and empower Beaver County residents in becoming self-sufficient individuals with healthy life-styles.

I am proud of our staff. I work with a committed and qualified Administrative Team. We have varying backgrounds of expertise and experience, but function as a Team with a single focus as we lead The Prevention Network into a restructured organization. Likewise, we have qualified staff implementing our programs. Our staff are trained to be experts in the areas they provide service. It is the rule more than not that staff go above and beyond to provide services that connect our consumers to resources available to them. Our staff work in supportive roles, encouraging and empowering consumers to find self-sufficiency. We also work collaboratively with local agencies to make accessing their resources smoother for the consumer.

I am also pleased to be working with our Board of Directors. They are dedicated and committed professional residents of Beaver County. In the past few months we have had to make some very difficult decisions regarding programs. Our Board of Directors has provided support and advice in making decisions that will sustain services of the agency.

I am honored to serve as CEO of this organization. Our information on this site does not tell the entire story of our agency and our commitment to serve Beaver County residents. Please call or stop by our offices in Baden for a personal visit.

Thank you for taking time to learn about The Prevention Network. I look forward to meeting you personally and talking with you about the work we do."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jeremy Angus

Ambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

Term: July 2011 - June 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?