Detour is a school-based, youth prevention program that includes Prevention, Intervention and Counseling Services for at-risk adolescents. Detour follows the philosophy that early intervention prevents the onset of risky behaviors and supports the development of a youth's assets and resilience.
The program utilizes age appropriate services customized to meet the specific needs of each district.
If you are interested in sponsoring this program on your campus, please call 1-800-510-3111.
"Channelview ID has partnered with BACODA and Fortis Academy to change the way the district handles substance misuse. Five years ago, district leadership analyzed in their data that students were being assigned to Disciplinary Alternative Education Placements (DAP) without recovery interventions, for first time offender drug possession. They explored community resources and developed an option for families to aid students in the addiction treatment and recovery process. Using funds from their Title IV, Part A grant, the district created a pathway for intervention where students can stay connected to their school community. As a result, the number of students placed in the DAEP has decreased over the years.
This positive behavior intervention and its impact created ripple effects seen among both staff and students regarding substance misuse or dependency. Students are now more likely to go to school counselors, or teachers, to seek help. Additionally, teachers report feeling more comfortable referring students for help because there are now counseling options for treatment and recovery, rather than an exclusionary discipline placement.
Channelview ISD is a district of 12 campuses with over 9,500 students east of Houston. BACODA currently serves Harris County, Galveston County, Matagorda/Wharton County, and Brazoria County."
From the TEA Title IV Newsletter