Day and Evening Reporting Center for Boys
Eastside Redevelopment Task Force Inc, proposes to provide for 15 to 30 hours of face to face supervision via a day and evening reporting center and will provide it's youth with education, physical education and group recreational servicesthrough cooperative agreements with neighboring community and faith based organizations.
Our center is dsigned to provide high risk time management for the youth whom are entering the juvenile justice system and awaiting disposition or placement to an alternative level of care in a safe and supportive environment. We intend to provide a comprehensive case management that addresses family concerns, self-esteem, character building, self control, career paths, anger management, all with the goal to reduce recidivism rate.
Transportation of residents to and from the reporting center,to court appointments and other activities will be provided.
The philosophy of Eastside Redevelopment Task Force Inc, Day and Evening Reporting Center for boys is that when youth behavior is stabilized and communication among family is improved, as well as solid academic plan is adhered to, them change can occur.
Our primary goal is to have each youth recognize his potential for being productive and successful members of the community at large. Upon departure of Eastside Redevelopment Task Force Inc. Day and Evening Reporting Center for Boys, each resident would have set personal, academic, social and spiritual goals.
Oversee counseling and manage a caseload of approximately 30 youths on a daily basis:
1. Psychosocial assessment upon intake.
2. Determines and coordinates treatment plans and establishes workable goals.
3. Group and individual (one-on-one) counseling.
4. Extensive court advocacy in family court while working with the Department of Probation and the immediate families of the affected individual.
5. Working with the client and the public school system and advocacy tutorial programs for individuals in need.
6. Writing monthly progress reports to be sent to the Department of Probation and the Department of Social Services for each individual client. This program is considered an alternative to detention. The population served, youth with claasifications of J.D. Formal Pins, Informal Pins Diversion. Somef our referred youth have adrug history of dependency and some have a behavioral problem with diagnoses of A.D.H.D., learning disorders and oppositional defiance. There are special references to adjudicated population, keepingin mind of all special needs, status and resource referrals.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Sessions for youth and parents which will include infoamtion about the risks and effects of violence, substance abuse, and will be tailored to the specifc needsof the individual participants. Educational resources will include: videos, reading materials and Q&A. Counselors and youth participants will work together to create clear, action-oriented plans that include emotional, physical and spiritual needs. During counseling sessions we will address relapse prevention and identify both triggers and hugh-risk situations, and very specific coping behaviors, skills supports and strategies. Additional workshop topics will include depression, stress and anxiety.
Board games, daily exercise, monthly fiels trips, team sports, I.E. basketball, street football, softball, etc.
Eastside Redevelopment Task Force, Inc. Day and Evening Reporting Center for youth will be a program for siritual growth. This program includes session, spiritual counseling, as well as, community workshops that encourage spiritual development. Parent consent will be necessary.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
All young boys and girls need comprehensive sexuality education to prepare them for healthy adult relationships. This program will increase the youth's knowledge and help them to explore attitudes, feelings and values about human development, relationships, dating, gender roles, and healthy sexual decision-making. In addition, our well trained and non-judgmental staff will provide youth and their familes with information on how to access programs that facilitate access to contraceptives, contraceptive counseling, as well as, educational workshops on abstinence.
Commitment to Education
The staff of Eastside Redevelopment Task Force Inc. Day and Evening Reporting Center will assess each youth's current academic ststus upon intake. Tutorial services will be provided in Math, English, Science and Language Arts. Transportaion will be provided for mandatory library time and computer training. If it is determined that the youth must attend rheir district school, transportation will be provided alongwith staff members. Cooperative agreements or Memorandum of understanding will be created among the neighboring communities and organizations offering afte-school tutorials, as well as electives such as culture,arts, music, career and accupational skill development and various activities.
Eastside Redevelopment Task Force Inc. Day and Evening Reporting Center for Youth will coordinate all individual case management recommendations in coordination with personnel from Erie County Family Court and Probation regarding technical assistance in complying with court ordered treatment plans. Responsibilities of the case worker includes, but not limited to:
Assessing, recognizing, referring, and supporting families needing specialized services
Helping families use specialized services in order to become self-reliant
Making and following through referrals
Helping families identify andstrengthen their informal helping networks
Organize and facilitate family conferences, arrange support groups where applicable
Building mutually respectful relationships within the family
Collaborative with the Department of Youth Services and community services providers
Advocate for youth and family as apporpriate
Faciliate confidential records and reports in locked files
Complete and submit required documentation and prepare monthly reports.
The Evening Reporting Center will typically serve boys and young men between the ages of 12-18 although younger offenders may occasionally require our services.
Youth who reside within the Buffalo city limits are anticipated to constitute the majority of program participants
Transportation will be provided for specified occurrences. Hours of operation will be from 4:00p.m. through 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday. A significant number of the youth will have a history of drug use or dependency and may be a behaviorally disturbed youth with symptoms of: