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SCO Expands Juvenile Justice Programs

July 26, 2016 / Independent Youth News

SCO has recently opened the Young Adult Workforce Program for young men and women, ages 18-21 who are currently incarcerated at Rikers Island. Run in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Correction and with funding from the NYC Dept. of Education, the goal is to work with the young people both pre- and post-release to connect them with family, work, education and other resources to ensure their success upon reentry into the community.

SCO has also been awarded the Juvenile Justice Initiative contracts for Brooklyn and Queens. Three JJI teams (2 in Brooklyn, 1 in Queens) will be working with court-involved youth by providing in-home family therapy with the goal of keeping them in school, at home and arrest-free.

85%

of children with complex behavioral health needs discharged from SCO's Bridges to Health program are successfully living at home and in the community, averting the need for more restrictive institutional care

Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards