Treatment Program for Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behavior is available to help youth ages 13-18 who have engaged in illegal sexual behavior. Through weekly 60-90 minute group sessions, the program aims to prevent youth from re-engaging in problematic sexual behavior, increase prosocial behavior, and enhance caregiver/parenting skills. Two groups, one for youth and the other for the caregiver, will run concurrently each week with the groups meeting at the end of each session. Caregiver participation in the program is required and is fundamental for the success of the youth. Caregivers will learn about setting rules, parental supervision, improving communication, and more.

Program services include: 
•    In person group counseling for youth and caregivers 
•    Sexual health education & consent 
•    Principals of sexual health behavior 
•    Cognitive behavioral therapy 
•    Restitution and apologies 
•    Telehealth available, by request

Weekly sessions are being offered at the following locations. Check back or call for meeting dates and times.

Center For Family Services
655 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514

Center For Family Services
20 Vanderhoof Avenue 
Rockaway, NJ 07866

The program is available for any youth with problematic sexual behavior who lives in Morris, Sussex, or Passaic counties. Youth must be capable of participation in productive group sessions and have a caregiver present and participating for each session.


Contact Information

To contact the program directly, call 862.444.8147.

To report problematic sexual behavior and receive additional directions, please call the DCPP hotline at 1.877.652.2873.

To reach your county's Specialized Care Coordinator, contact the following:

Morris & Sussex:
Glennesha Gunning
Caring Partners of Morris & Sussex
973.770.5505 x134

Arianne Kotfisz
Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County, Inc. 
973.942.4588 x287  



DCPP only 


New Jersey Children’s Alliance