An outpatient dual-diagnosis program for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Project HARMONY is a program for dually-diagnosed adolescents on probation. The program is tasked with providing integrated substance use disorder and mental health treatment, rather than burden the client and family with a referral to s second program. Services are culturally responsive and  include intake and assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling, mental health counseling, group counseling, family counseling and services, case management, and pro-social activities. The program serves youths that come from diverse backgrounds, and offers monolingual Spanish support groups for parents. Project HARMONY utilizes the Seeking Safety and Seven Challenges model. The Seven Challenges encourages youth to focus on the following:

  • We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
  • We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
  • We looked at our use of alcohol and other drugs to see if it had caused harm, or causes harm.
  • We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
  • We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
  • We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

Funding for Project HARMONY is provided by Santa Clara County Probation Department through the Youth Offenders Block Grant (YOBG).

Contact Information

Razelle Buenavista, Managing Director of Santa Clara County: +1 (408) 380-7302
Barbara Lee: +1 (408) 380-7323