Treatment and Counseling

New Light

Our in-office psychotherapy program, New Light, is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. We employ highly-skilled and expertly trained therapists to provide emotional support for people with a variety of presenting problems navigating challenges in all stages and walks of life.

New Light assists JPA in funding our numerous other community and schools-based programs. Many of our New Light therapists also maintain a caseload of students in one of our school partnerships.

School-Based Programs

JPA's schools-based treatment and counseling services strengthen connections among children, teachers, parents so that together they can care for each other and contribute to society.

Full list of schools & services

  • Best Practice Consulting, Evaluation, Permanency Planning & Research
  • Consultation for teachers and administrators
  • Parent Workshops
  • Individual and small group psychotherapy
  • Classroom group psychoeducational activities
  • 9th Gear: a mentoring program to support 8th graders’ transition into high school.
  • Connect: an integrated, systematic set of professional development workshops and ongoing consultation meetings for educators
  • Connect 2 Kindergarten: a multi-faceted program (for teachers, parents and children) designed to facilitate successful transitions to Kindergarten
  • School Partners 2016-2017



9th Gear

Supporting the 8th grade transition to high school through social-emotional development


Integrated, systematic professional development workshops and ongoing consultation meetings for educators

Connect 2 Kindergarten

Facilitating successful transitions to Kindergarten through teachers, parents, and educators


Community partners

JPA works closely with local agency and community partners. To see a list of local partners and our work with them, please click below.


For educators and school partners

Even the most successful schools may struggle to meet the emotional needs of some children. For this group of children, their emotional needs preclude them from emotional wellness and severely hamper their potential to relate to others and learn in school. In preparing children for success, it is becoming increasingly clear that addressing social-emotional needs has an important place in every classroom and in every school.

Learn more about 9th Gear below!


For child welfare agencies and partners

JPA invests in sharing best practices , in conducting research and in providing training to child welfare agencies and partners to improve the outcomes for vulnerable and traumatized children and families.

Juvenile Protective Association
1707 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 312.440.1203
Fax: 312.698.6931