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.

An integral part of Erie County Children’s System of Care, the Wraparound Process is based on the idea that services should be tailored to meet the individual needs of families. You may also know it is as SPOA, Wrap, FVN, or Care Coordination.

The Wraparound Process is a team approach that improves the lives of children and families who have complex emotional, behavioral, and social needs. The Wraparound Process has been shown to prevent and reduce the length of stay that children spend in residential care.

Child and family teams work together, and families become more successful at achieving independence in their own homes and communities.

Families’ Child Advocacy Network hosts Orientation to the Wraparound Process several times during the month to introduce parents to the teams and process used so that they can be stronger partners in their children’s care.