Harold was placed into a Private Provider Proctor Program in 2002 at the age of 15. Harold had a history of family problems relating to his mother's substance abuse and had referrals to Juvenile Court for shoplifting, vandalism, theft and vehicle burglary. Upon placement with a Youth Private Provider, Harold was responsive and willing to accept and receive help. Harold immediately gained employment, completed his court obligations and developed a positive support system. Having successfully completed the program in 2003, Harold succeeded academically, maintained a positive network of peers, corrected his criminal thinking patterns, learned good communication skills and provided support and leadership to other youth in the program. At this time, Harold is still gainfully employed, has his own vehicle, is living in a home and is in the process of joining the Armed Forces.
Michelle was 14 when placed in a Youth Private Provider Group Home by DCFS. She had been in 17 prior residential and foster placements since she was seven years old. By age 14 she was failing all classes, having problems with the law, and abusing alcohol. She was heading to a life of crime, poverty, welfare and heartache. By the time she left the program, she was receiving straight A's in high school. She graduated to a foster home and lived there successfully until she graduated from Olympus High with a 3.7 GPA. She is now a successful paralegal in Salt Lake and makes meaningful contributions to a society of which she now feels a part.