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Juvenile Firesetter (J-FIRE) Program

The mission of the Dutchess County J-FIRE Program is to provide a comprehensive, non-punitive, multidisciplinary approach to address the problem of juvenile firesetting by early identification, assessment, education, and intervention in an effort to protect lives and property.

The J-FIRE Program is a collaborative effort including:

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Probation officers
  • Mental health clinicians

Rather than punish children who use fire, our goal is to improve safety for families.  

For more information please view the Dutchess County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Response and Education (.pdf)

Additional Resources:

March 2017 Presentation to the Criminal Justice Council: Dutchess County J-FIRE (.pdf)