The Stop Now And Plan (SNAP®) Program serves as a “front-end” resource to the Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention, for at-risk youth ages 6-11 and their families.

Each SNAP® program provides high-risk youth and their families strategies to increase pro-social skills that will help the youth stay in school and out of trouble by making better choices throughout the 13-week program. Youth and their families participate in engaging activities such as group discussions, role-playing, interactive games and self-reflection to address topics including dealing with anger, learning how to cope and practice self-control, engaging in problem solving and learning not to bully and how to prevent bullying.

According to the Child Development Institute, research has shown that the program leads to fewer arguments at home, immediate decreases in delinquency and aggression, less bullying, less antisocial behavior and more positive interactions between teachers, peers and family members. The program has also been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, aggression and delinquency and improve social competency. These effects of the SNAP® program can help improve relationships between child and parent and encourage youth to say “no” to an unhealthy or troubled future.

If you are interested in getting more information about participating in the SNAP® program, you may contact the following SNAP® Site Coordinators.

SNAP® Site Coordinators By County

Alachua County
Evelitza Soto
352-244-0628 x3804
CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Bay County
Janet Holloman
Anchorage Children’s Home

Brevard County
Katelyn Barber

Broward County
Jandra Alexander
954-763-5010 x403
Prevention Central

Columbia County
Lakeshia Bell
CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services

Duval County
Sterling Hurst
904-725-6662 x330
Youth Crisis Center

Escambia County
Brenda Peterson
Lutheran Services of Florida Northwest

Hillsborough County
Felicia Wells
Youth Advocate Program

Lee County
Ashle Jennings
Lutheran Services of Florida Southwest

Leon County
Greg Farmer

Manatee County
Kelli Yeazell
Family Resources

Marion County
Nilda Sessler
Arnette House

Miami- Dade County
Stephanie Carre
Center for Family and Child Enrichment

Orange County
Felicia Brown
Orange County Youth and Family Services

Palm Beach County
Ungria Castillo
561-244-9499 x4
The Center for Child Counseling, Inc.

Pinellas County
Kelli Yeazell
Family Resources

Polk County
Neisha Martinez
Youth and Family Alternatives

Seminole County
Jessica Bush
Seminole County Sheriffs

St. Johns County
Eric Anderson
Youth Crisis Center

St. Lucie County
Megan G. Pack
Urban League