CHAPS is a unique program with a great deal of potential to positively impact the lives of the children involved with the Juvenile Probation Department. Always learning and improving, CHAPS strives for excellence in the provision of services while keeping the health, well-being and safety of the children, the horses and the team members at the forefront. The creation of a healthy, peaceful and learning environment that is based on the healing power of relationships between horses and children is foundational to our operation. We hope that every child who experiences our programs, leaves our site with a greater sense of self awareness, a greater sense of self-esteem, increased empathy for others, improved communication skills and a strong sense of pride and accomplishment.
CHAPS Core Values
CHAPS places a high value on the following:
- Creating a safe, healthy environment for children and horses
- Building relationships between children and horses
- Emotional growth and self-discovery
- Building confidence and enhancing self esteem
- Developing a sense of responsibility
Mission of the Partners for Youth – Equine Advisory Council
Through a therapeutic partnership with horses, our mission is to assist the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department in their efforts to develop youth into productive citizens in the community
Mission of Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department
The Mission of the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department is to achieve positive change with children and their families by emphasizing individual responsibility and community safety.