NAFI has been at the forefront of movements to empower disenfranchised youth since the 1970s when sweeping reforms allowed privatized services to de-institutionalize youth in the juvenile justice system. NAFI became one of the original providers to develop community-based alternatives that created program services based on methods of peer empowerment, group work, accountability for actions and recognition of achievement.
NAFI/NFI Community-Based Services are delivered in the community, generally in the family home, and include service models such as:
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Family Stabilization
- Case Management
- Respite Care/Parent Support
- Support Services
- Evidence Based Models (such as Parenting with Love and Limits, Functional Family Therapy, and Multisystemic Therapy)