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SCO’s Jail-Based Program Prepares Justice-Impacted People for Future Success

July 14, 2022 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services recently began a new Jail-Based Program that provides intensive programming services for justice-impacted people who are currently in New York City Department of Corrections custody.

The goal of the program is to reduce challenging behavior and recidivism by providing skill development, transition planning referrals, and workshops covering a variety of topics.

A team of SCO Family of Services staff members provides daily workshops and transitional services to residents of Rikers Island, teaching them job-related skills, financial literacy, budget management, and a variety of other skills that will make them more employable and help them achieve future success. Our staff also provide workshops on such things as anger management and coping skills to help them better deal with negative situations, such as working through potential barriers to employment.

The program is currently offered in 18 housing areas and is expected to expand to 28 housing areas by the Fall.

The SCO Family of Services Jail-based Program is part of an ongoing partnership between SCO Family of Services and the New York City Department of Corrections.

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