Lauderdale County S.P.A.N. Program
Special Programming for Achievement Network
Here at the Lauderdale County S.P.A.N. Program our motto is "Bridging the Gap".
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Intent of S.P.A.N.
The intent of S.P.A.N. is to prevent these youth from having future involvement with the justice system by developing social, behavioral, academic, and family skills needed to become productive members of the community.
1. To demonstrate that 70% of youth enrolled will lack adjudications and/or convictions for new offenses occuring from the date of enrollment in S.P.A.N. to one full year after exiting the program.
2. To demonstrate that 80% of youth enrolled in S.P.A.N. will be successfully diverted from commitment to the State Department of Youth Services.
3. To demonstrate 50% less cost to the state in providing comprehensive services to these youth when compared to the institutional costs.
S.P.A.N. serves youth that are involved with the Juvenile/ Family court system
. Average Age 15.5 years old.
. 68% Male.
. Only 13% reside with both parents.
. 100% involved with the Juvenile Court System.
. Academically 4.3 years below grade level.
.17% drop out of school.
Services And Training
The following individualized services and training are provided to each youth who enters S.P.A.N.
To determine program results S.P.A.N. tracks students one year after they exit the program.