Juvenile Justice


Common Sense Parenting

A group-based class for parents comprised of 6 weekly, 2-hour sessions led by a credentialed trainer who focuses on teaching practical skills to increase children’s positive behavior, decrease negative response, and model appropriate alternative action.

Effective Black Parenting

A parenting skill-building program created specifically for parents of African-American children led by a credentialed trainer. This program is culturally appropriate, covering several topics that are relevant for caregivers raising African-American youth.

Los Ninos Bien Educados

A parenting skill-building program created specifically for parents of Latino American children led by a credentialed trainer. These classes are composed of a culture-specific material that is relevant for caregivers raising a Latino American youth. *Bilingual trainer and materials available.
Un programa para los padres el desarrollo de habilidades creada específicamente para los padres de American Latino children.It se compone de material específico de la cultura que es relevante para los cuidadores que crían a un joven de América latina. *Instructor bilingüe y materiales disponibles.

The juvenile justice program works in conjunction with families to support youth in the community who have become involved with the juvenile justice system of Erie County. Juvenile justice associates strive to keep Erie County youth safely in their homes and communities, receive access to appropriate community services to reduce recidivism and increase the success of our most precious resource, our youth.
Associates meet with families, attend court dates, and advocate for utilization of community-based alternatives to incarceration if possible.

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