On Point Teen Resource Center


For Salem youth on probation as well as other youth living in Salem's Point neighborhood..

On Point is a collaboration between Plummer Home, the Salem Police, and the Essex County Juvenile Court located in Salem's lowest income neighborhood.

90-Day Probation Program

On Point serves as an alternative to detention available to the Juvenile Court. In this program, youth must complete:
  • 8 sessions of a therapeutic group (anger management/social skills/substance abuse counseling...)
  • 3 speaker events (education, awareness or prevention-based)
  • 3 recreational events (basketball tournament, concert performance...)
  • 3 community service events (4 hours each)
  • 1 personal goal achievement (drivers' license, school attendance, sobriety...)
Compliance with the program is monitored by youth probation officers and reported to the Court.

Community Youth

On Point serves as an informal resource for neighborhood youth.