Youth Services

 

 Jail Transition Program

Mission:

 

The program mission is to provide direction, re-direction and support to youth in Albany County Jail while they are incarcerated, with the intent of imparting new skills, competencies, and attitudes for a more positive future upon release, and for no further involvement with the criminal justice system.                                               

 

Population Served:

 

Residents of Albany County Jail ages 16 to 20; services provided initially during incarceration, and upon release. 

 

Eligibility:  

 

Ages 16 to 20, incarcerated in Albany County Jail, participation approved by the Inmate Services Unit.  

  Referral Process:

Inmate indicates interest in participating in the Inmate Services Unit, approved and referred to Trinity program. 

Program Site:

 

Albany County Jail; Arbor Hill Center, 47 Lark St. Albany; Trinity Center, 15 Trinity Place, Albany. 

Hours: 

9am-5pm M-F, evening and weekends as needed during post-release follow up. Group sessions provided at the jail daily in 12 week cycles; individual counseling available at the jail weekly; post release services provided daily and either Trinity locations, or other site (home, school, etc) as needed. 

 

 

Description of Program: 

 

Jail Transition Program assists individuals who currently reside in the Albany County Jail through assessment, crisis intervention, referral for critical service needs (eg. in jail substance abuse, GED classes) and post release planning.  The core of the program is a 12 session series of workshops that focus on new ways of thinking, problem solving and daily living skills, job readiness, and special presentations by members of key areas of the community. Individual counseling is also provided as youth develop their post release plans.  Once released, youth are offered intense support and advocacy as the re-enter the community, and begin to implement their post release plan.  This assistance includes everything from home assistance, family relationship assistance, re-entry to school or location of a training program, and job search assistance.  

 

Expected Outcomes:

 

Participants will learn new ways of thinking, problem solving, improve interpersonal and family relationships, and create a post release plan that will reduce the potential of recidivism. 83% will complete in-jail program cycle, and, upon release, 60% will enroll in post release services, and not be rearrested for one year. 

 Staff:  

Andre Morris, director, Shawn Wallace, counselor, Jarming White, counselor; program sessions also provided by select Trinity staff. 

 Contact:  

Arbor Hill Center, Inc. 463-1516 all staff.

 

 

Crafts Arts Recreation and Education  After School and Summer Camp Program (CARE)

Mission:  

 

To provide a safe, enriching and stimulating environment in which children and youth can develop spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually. 

Population Served:

 

 Children ages 5-12.

 

Eligibility:

 

Youth ages 5-12 residing in Albany; preference to residents of the South End, Arbor Hill, West Hill and foster care prevention referrals.

 

Program Site:  

 

47 North Lark Street. 30 slots.

 

Hours 

 

3-6pm

  Description of Program:

To provide children with a safe and fun environment; aid in the development of children, youth, and parents; provide scheduled recreational, cultural, educational, and social services programs that will promote constructive leisure time and enable our students to be competitive in the scholastic and work world.

Children who are referred because they are enrolled in the prevention program to prevent foster care, receive case managers who work closely with the C.A.R.E. staff.    

 

Staff:  

 

Greg Foskey, Program Director of Trinity Center

Ayanan Outing, program coordinator 

Saundra Lind, program director of Arbor Hill Center

 

Contact:

 

Greg Foskey 518-449-5155 ext.109 

Saundra Lind 463-1516              

 

 

 

 

 

Target Program

Mission: 

The mission of the Target Program is to prevent involvement in the juvenile and/or criminal justice system by empowering at risk youth to turn their lives around using an early intervention, information, assessment, and referral program.

Population Served: 

Youth ages 10-18

Program Site: 

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, 15 Trinity Place, Albany, NY 12202.

Hours: 

Group Sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays 3:30pm- 4:45pm.

Intakes conducted Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Description of Program: 

Target is an intensive community based program targeted to youth who have demonstrated an extreme high risk of involvement in criminal activity. Services offered include case management, individual and family counseling, needs assessments with referrals and therapeutic groups.

 Expected Outcomes: 

Target participants learn effective ways to cope with stress and anger; not be arrested; stay in or return to school; increase self-esteem and sense of self-worth; and access the network of community services and resources.

Contact: 

Natasha Jackson, Program Coordinator, 449-5155 ext.111 

 

 

 

Trinity Evening Enrichment Program (TEEP)

Mission

To provide a safe, enriching and stimulating environment in which youth can develop spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually. 

Program

Youth ages 15-19 residing in Albany; preference to residents of the South End, Arbor Hill, West Hill and foster care prevention referrals.  The program provides youth with a safe and fun environment, aids in their healthy development, provides scheduled recreational, cultural, educational,and social service programs that will promote constructive leisure time and enable our students to be competitive in the scholastic andwork world.  For participants refered through the prevention program, transportation to and from LEEP will be provided.

Where and When

15 Trinity Place  Monday-Friday 6-9 p.m.

 Contact

Greg Foskey, Program Director  518-449-5155 x109