Juvenile Firesetter Intervention

The mission of the Plymouth County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention
and Education Team (PCJFIET) is to prevent fires through intervention and education of juveniles engaged in firesetting behaviors.

After a two-year development process, PCJFIET actively provides intervention and education to juveniles involved in firesetting behaviors. The intervention education process consists of an assessment interview, followed by an education program and, as appropriate, a referral to a mental health agency. Students are generally referred by the juvenile court system, either through the Clerk´s office, District Attorney´s Office, or by the Probation Department.

The educational component consists of eight two-hour classes, conducted on Saturday mornings in a building on the grounds of the former Plymouth County Hospital. Class groups and curriculum are age and ability specific.

Curriculum modules include; decision making, fire science, the responsible use of fire, victimization, fire prevention and survival.

For more information, contact the Director of Prevention Resources at the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office at (508) 894-2521

Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office
166 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301