Welcome to the services offered through the Department of Prevention and Intervention.  If you have a school-related problem, we want to help solve it.  Fresno Unified School District and the Department of Prevention and Intervention are deeply committed to:

  • Building strong partnerships with our students and their families
  • Working with community agencies and businesses to support student success
  • Connecting families to services designed to make school a successful experience

This website is dedicated to:

  • Providing important information about our district and the many services available to ensure that students have access to many educational opportunities
  • “How to” pathways for accessing all of the services and resources your child is eligible to receive

Does your child need a mentor or other social emotional support? Help on how to find the right school for your child? Understanding attendance requirements or discipline procedures? We’re here to help you navigate through the many services and options designed to help students succeed. Please use the directory below, based on your needs, to contact us. We look forward to working with you to help every student reach his or her potential.​

Our Offices

Executive Director

Rita Baharian
Prevention & Intervention Executive

Abigail Arii
Student Support Services Director

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Melissa Jones
Climate & Culture Division Executive Officer

​Attendance & SARBNorieda Perez​559 - 457-3943
​Behavioral Intervention​Joe Zavala​559 - 457-6057
​Climate & Culture Tier I​Erica Ayala​559 - 457-6048
​Mentoring​TBD​559 - 457-3368
Project ACCESS​Tumani Heights​559 - 457-3359
​Restorative Practices
​Erica Hasenbeck
Scott Sanders
​559 - 457-3370
​Student DisciplineTBD​559 - 457-3348
Social Emotional LearningNicole Gorban559-457-6058
Social Emotional Supports

Jodi Marr
Felicia Garza

​Student Support ServicesAbigail Arii​559 - 457-3940

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