Community Service Program
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Hillside’s Community Service Program prevents and/or reduces out of home placement by providing an alternative for youth who have been designated Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS) or Juvenile Delinquents and who are at risk of further involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.
About this Program
The Community Service Program serves youth that have become involved with the Family Court or Probation System by providing an opportunity for youth to build self-esteem and gain responsibility for their actions.
Community service projects with nonprofit and government agencies allow youth to develop positive connections to their community through participation in beneficial activities and instruction from work site supervisors, who serve as role models to the youth.
As part of the program, each youth is required to perform a determined amount of community service and most projects must be completed within 60 days of referral to the program. Community service projects are provided in cooperation with local not for profit agencies such as recreation departments, parks, civic groups, nursing homes, and churches. Transportation to and from the work site is the responsibility of the youth’s parent or guardian.
An additional feature of the service is the Education Workshop. Workshops enrich existing abilities, cultivate new talents, and develop social and communication skills. Workshop topics include problem solving, impulse management, anger techniques, goal-setting, assessing personal values and self-esteem/strengths.
Through participating in workshops youth enrich their lives by building confidence and self-esteem.
Youth ages 7 to 17 years
Open to residents of Livingston County.
Mt. Morris Office
24 Main Street
Mt. Morris NY 14510
This Program Supported by Livingston County Department of Social Services / Youth Bureau.