Too often families feel trapped between the criminal justice and child welfare systems. Find the path out.
DAC collaborated with Santa Clara County’s Adult Probation Department to create the Corridor program to address the specific needs of parents on probation who often find themselves at the intersection of the criminal justice and child welfare systems.
The goal of Corridor is to help parents on probation break the cycle of system involvement by empowering families to stay together rooted in communities and not in courts.
Who We Are:
Corridor utilizes an interdisciplinary team service model comprised of an attorney, a social worker and gender specific mentor parents. As an attorney led program, all communication between Corridor staff and Corridor clients is privileged and confidential – creating space for honest and open communication to proactively address concerns impacting the family and to create appropriate safety plans.
Corridor serves parents (and pregnant/ expectant parents) on probation in Santa Clara County with open Juvenile Dependency cases (i.e. open case) and those who are at risk of child welfare system involvement (i.e. prevention).
What We Do:
- Open Case Services:
- Corridor provides parents with open dependency cases full scope legal representation, peer support, supplemental resource referral, and inter-system advocacy.
- Prevention Services:
- Corridor links parents to appropriate community-based services and resources to obtain self-sufficiency and stability; develops safety plans in the event of relapse, arrest, or incarceration; provides peer support and guidance through a mentor parent; and offers legal consultation and advice regarding the child welfare system and limited scope legal representation on matters directly related to family preservation or child protection.
Prevention services are available free of cost to parents (and expectant parents) on probation in Santa Clara County. If you are interested in participating in or referring a parent for Corridor prevention services, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (408) 564-5142.