PYSC, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Family Court, DHS, Northeast Treatment Centers (NET), VisionQuest, and CustomEd are collaborating on a program that places juvenile offenders into participating PYSC programs. The majority of SJJ youth participate via NET’s in home detention program or VisionQuest's residential program. Youth also may be assigned to SJJ by the Judge in lieu of community service. Then they are matched by their Probation Officers to programs that are a good fit in terms of interests, location and schedules. The Out-of-School Time Resource Center conducted a formative evaluation of the pilot year (FY13.) SJJ is currently partnering with Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) at Temple University to provide on-going qualitative assessment.
Read a Daily News article about this initiative HERE.
Read about its Beyond Sport "Best New Project" Award HERE.
Read the formative evaluation of SJJ's pilot year HERE.