BEXAR COUNTY PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

aka Partners for Youth   |   San Antonio, TX   |  chapstherapyprogram.com

Mission

To provide assistance to the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department to promote the provision of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation services and programs for juveniles.

Ruling year info

1973

President

Hon. Peter Sakai

Main address

301 E Mitchell St

San Antonio, TX 78210 USA

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Formerly known as

Bexar County (Court) Volunteers In Probation

EIN

23-7255455

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Services (D60)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Equine Advisory Council's Children and Horses Always Produce Success / Salado Wilderness Trail: Assisting Bexar County Juvenile Probation in their efforts to develop youth into productive citizens in the community through self awareness, increased self efficacy and self esteem and enhanced relationship skills. Volunteers in Probation: Assisting Bexar County Juvenile Probation in their efforts to develop youth into productive citizens in the community. Juvenile Services: Assisting Bexar County Juvenile Probation in their efforts to develop youth into productive citizens in the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) / Salado Wildnerness Trail

CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) & Salado Wilderness Trail Program’s Purpose:
CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) is an equine-assisted therapy and rehabilitation services program provided for youth in the juvenile justice system. Through a therapeutic partnership with horses, our purpose is to assist Bexar county Juvenile Probation in their efforts to develop youth into productive citizens in the community.
SALADO WILDERNESS TRAIL: 20 acre naturally wooded area with a 1.25 mile trail that provides nature therapy experiences for youth in the juvenile justice system. Persons are part of the web of life. Exposure to nature improves mood, self-esteem, and motivation, strengthens awareness through observations and engagement of all of one’s senses allowing for integration into a greater world view with new possibilities.

Population(s) Served

Bexar County’s Volunteers in Probation Program operates with a commitment to the concept of volunteerism, and as such, our primary objective has been to develop a viable coalition of dedicated volunteers to work with youth under the supervision of the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department. We work toward this objective through the recruitment and training of community members to work with our youth.

Population(s) Served

Juvenile Services support success of juveniles who are or have been incarcerated to successfully fulfill their required community service restitution; their GED as well as support educational success and scholarships for higher education; decrease the incidence of truancy and delinquency through an on school premises program; and provide families of youth under our supervision with assistance for emergencies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Equine Therapy: number of youth programs offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) / Salado Wildnerness Trail

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of unduplicated children served by Salado Wilderness Trail Activities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

first year of program

Number of unduplicated children served by Equine Therapy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) / Salado Wildnerness Trail

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2018 number reflects increased focus on security and more selectivity of participants to maximize impact and outcomes

Equine Therapy and Salado Wilderness Trail: Percentage of child completion of programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CHAPS (Children and Horses Always Produce Success) / Salado Wildnerness Trail

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Volunteers in Probation: Number of services offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteers in Probationn

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

5 services include: One-to-One Mentoring, School Supplies, School Uniforms/Clothing, Family Fun Day, and Enrichment Programming (new in 2018)

Volunteers in Probation: Number of Referrals to the Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteers in Probationn

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Volunteers in Probation: Children Matched

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteers in Probationn

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Volunteers in Probation: Number of Mentors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteers in Probationn

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Volunteers in Probation: Successful One Year Completions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteers in Probationn

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Equine Advisory Council's Children and Horses Always Produce Success / Salado Wilderness Trail:
The creation of a peaceful, supportive and healthy learning environment and the belief that building relationships with animals and spending time in nature helps children heal is foundational to our operation. We hope that every child who participates in our programs, leaves our site with an expanded experience base, a greater appreciation of the natural world, a greater sense of self-esteem and self-awareness, increased empathy for others, improved communication skills and a strong sense of pride and accomplishment!

Volunteers in Probation:
-To provide a positive adult role model with whom children can identify and from whom they can receive needed emotional support;
offering trust, concern and friendship in and ongoing relationship
-To providing children with the opportunity to engage in structured activities to expose them to new concepts and experiences with the goal
of identifying interests and passions

Juvenile Services:
-To support youth in successfully fulfilling their required community service restitution
-To facilitate youth completion of their GEDs and educational success as well as to provide scholarships for higher education
-To decrease the incidence of truancy and delinquency
-To provide families of youth with assistance for emergencies

Equine Advisory Council's Children and Horses Always Produce Success / Salado Wilderness Trail:
-Introduction to Horses: hands on horse safety, self-check for comfort, stress, staff assessment of child anxiety
-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) activities grounded in research with positive outcomes using
EAGALA certified facilitators and LPCs
-4 – 2 hour Horse Care program: care, grooming, using observation and interaction; pairing with a consistent horse to develop relationship -
teaches horse’s needs, fosters empathy, develops communication, responsibility
-6 – 2 hour Horsemanship Program: builds on Horse Care to teach riding (gaits, non-verbal communication, groundwork, tack, riding
posture, and breathing); to learn about emotional self- assessment and regulation, build confidence, self-esteem and responsibility
-The Salado Wilderness Trail: 1.25 miles with 3 activities areas and education area designed to connect children to the natural world, expand
their experience base

Volunteers in Probation:
-Client referrals: received from Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department staff aware of the program
-One-To-One Mentoring: An adult volunteer is screened, trained, matched with a child 10-17, who is in need of a responsible caring adult
role model. A child is eligible if active with the Juvenile Probation Department. Child is matched with a volunteer of the same gender who is
required to visit with the child at least one hour per week, for a twelve month period. The child and volunteer participate in recreational
and social activities of interest to them. Expenses incurred by volunteer are offset in various ways.
-Group Mentoring: similar to one-to-one mentoring in a group setting when appropriate.
-Summer enrichment programs to provide children with the opportunity to engage in structured activities to expose them to new concepts
and experiences with the goal of identifying interests and passions.

Juvenile Services:
-Community Garden Program – community garden worked by juveniles performing community service restitution to promote beautification,
food resources education, leadership development, mentoring, community support, teamwork
-Community Service Restitution – supervises / assists youth in completing community service restitution condition of probation or
supervision
-Family Emergency Services – provides families of youth under supervision with assistance for emergencies
-GED Incentives – provides youth with incentives to successfully complete their GED
-Krier Education Excellence Program – assists current and past residents of the Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center educationally,
including scholarships to higher education
-Project Connect - Truancy / delinquency prevention program on school premises, administered by a collaborative team made up of a
Juvenile Probation Officer and a staff member(s) of either the high school or a community-based organization

Equine Advisory Council's Children and Horses Always Produce Success / Salado Wilderness Trail:
• CHAPS and the Salado Wilderness Trail programs are supported through private and public funding sources. In addition to the Bexar
County Partners for Youth (PFY) – Equine Advisory Council, the Bexar County Juvenile Board and individual donors, the programs have
been strongly supported by foundations, associations, and businesses over the past 12 years
• Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) facilitators
• National EAGALA curriculum tailored to population
• Bexar County Partners for Youth (PFY) funding and administrative support
• Active Equine Advisory Council – fund raising and community networking
• Lighted covered arena, observation seating, pasture land
• 5 stall barn, tack room, run in shelters, restroom in area
• Program visibility in system - strong referral from Juvenile Detention staff

Volunteers in Probation

• Collaboration with other Partner’s for Youth Programs
• County funding for office space and supplies
• County funding for three full time staff positions
• Highly qualified staff
• Community donations
• Fund raising events

Juvenile Services

• Collaboration with other Partner’s for Youth Programs
• Bexar County Partners for Youth (PFY) funding
• Ongoing support from community service partners
• Ongoing support from targeted schools

Equine Advisory Council's Children and Horses Always Produce Success / Salado Wilderness Trail:
Through 2018:
• Sustained care of five horses, property
• Full realization of 5 equine programs including EAGALA certified persons and curriculum (national best practices)
• Expanded fundraising through Advisory Council 2017 forward
• Incredible community support over lifetime of program for major capital projects (covered lighted arena, fencing, stalls, drainage
management, cement and gravel etc.)
• Completed $100,000 Impact San Antonio Grant for Salado Wilderness Trail and sustained trail / area maintenance
• Integration of eco/nature therapy
• Growing level of participation
2019 and beyond:
• Expansion of program capacity by one additional horse
• New 6 stall barn and tack area
• Equine Program expansion to include leadership and vocational options
• New water catchment system for Salado Wilderness area / related curriculum
• Expanded ecology/natural resources expertise informing curriculum
• ATV to support trail maintenance etc.

Volunteers in Probation

Through 2018:
• Increased our number of mentors by the use of a new website and social media
• Increased number of children served who successfully completed the one year commitment
• Provided new and unique enrichment experiences for the mentee and mentor
• Increased our involvement in working with community partners
• Increased the funds to provide better services to the children and families we serve
• Supported our Justice system by providing mentors to those children in our department’s Specialty Courts
• Increased the number of employee volunteers and mentors
2019 and beyond:
• Continue to increase the number of community volunteers/mentors in order to serve many more children
• Increase the number of employee volunteers/mentors to change the face of Juvenile Probation to a more supportive department aimed
to assist the children we serve so that they can become a productive member of our community and society
• Increase working with our in-house probation units to include detention
• Expand our services to welcome other units and the families they serve
• Put in place a programming which offers teaching skills on a trade such as a mechanic
• Expand fundraising opportunities through our Advisory Council to provide current and new programming
• Increase the number of our current unit staff to assist in case management and recruitment of new volunteers/mentors

Financials

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BEXAR COUNTY PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

Board of directors
as of 08/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Judge Peter Sakai

Judge of the 225th Civil District Court

Term: 2006 -

Tanya Jopling

Juvenile Services

Peter Sakai

President/Board Chair

Linda Porter-Wenzlaff

Equine/Wilderness Trail

Kristen Salazar

Equine/Wilderness Trail

Daryl Hall

VIP

Donna Garrett

Juvenile Services

Kai Greene

VIP