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Children in Need of Services (CINS) / Families in Need of Services Program (FINS)
The goal of both the residential and nonresidential CINS / FINS Program is to reduce juvenile crime, while assisting, supporting, and strengthening the youth and families in Hillsborough County.

Youth Served
We serve young people who are experiencing:

  • Ungovernable behaviors including truancy or school failures, non-compliance with parents
  • Tobacco, alcohol, or drug abuse
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Behavioral problems including running away from home, poor peer relations, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and oppositional defiant behavior
  • Grief or loss
  • Family issues
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence

Program Components
The Hillsborough County CINS / FINS Program has two components: residential and nonresidential services, designed to help families whose youth exhibit risk factors that make them more susceptible to becoming involved with Juvenile Delinquency or Dependency system.

(CINS / FINS) Residential Program
This is a short-term residential respite program which offers a youth ages 10 to 17 an average length of stay of 14 days. Youth receive:

  • A psychosocial assessment
  • Individual, group and family counseling, to learn more appropriate behavior and participate in family life
  • A physical health screening
  • Educational support and tutoring services
  • Recreational services
  • Volunteer work/community service
  • Family night and parent support
  • Linkages to community services for aftercare
  • Behavioral incentives and recognition opportunities
  • 30 and 60 day follow-up

(CINS / FINS) Non-Residential Program

Trained counselors provide individual and family therapy to youth ages 7 to 17 at sites throughout Hillsborough County with flexible daytime and evening hours. Families receive:

  • A psychosocial assessment
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Linkages to community services for aftercare
  • 30 and 60 day follow-up

(CINS / FINS) Case Staffing Committee

The Case Staffing Committee allows parents to seek services for their children. In cases where voluntary services are not used, the parent can file a Seven-Day Letter which is a formal document to request their child's case be brought to the attention of a judge for assistance.

Other Information
Screening for services is available 24 hours a day for the CINS / FINS Residential Program and Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, for the CINS / FINS Non-Residential Program.

Services in both the CINS / FINS Residential and Non-Residential Programs are provided free of charge and additional referral options are available to all youth and families served in the program. Bi-lingual services are available in both the CINS / FINS Residential and Non-Residential Program.


Contact Information
CINS / FINS Program

3191 Clay Mangum Ln.
Tampa, FL 33618

Residential Services

P: 813-272-6606

Non-Residential Services
P: 813-264-3807
ext. 53108