PROVIDING CARE AND GUIDANCE TO YOUTH AND TEENS
BFNC Niagara County Youth Services provides a safety net of services for young people (Ages 12-17) who find themselves entering the criminal justice system ( JD/ PINS) or for those who are at risk out in the community.
The Reporting CenterThe goal of the Reporting Center is to redirect vulnerable, disenfranchised youth away from the lives of academic failure, crime, and incarceration and guide them towards a future filled with success, hope and meaningful contributions to their families and their communities. Our Back on Track program focuses on youth ages 16-17, particularly those who fall under Raise the Age, providing assistance in educational outlets, employment assistance, and meeting court mandates. Our Truancy Program focuses on reducing truancy instances for youth and increasing academic participation.
WE WORK WITH FAMILIES and COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Staff provide individualized case management through the use of groups, individual sessions, school visits, home visits, probation conferences, transportation as well as crisis intervention. We utilize the evidence-based curriculum Aggression Replacement Training, providing structured groups to assist youth in managing anger, increase empathy for others, and skill building to communicate with adults and other authority figures.