Youth Resources

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ACT for Youth
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An innovative youth development initiative that promotes social change to help young people thrive. ACT’s central strategy is the formation of cross-sector community partnerships. Charged with creating systemic changes in their organizations and communities, these partnerships seek to build communities where young people feel safe, where they are connected to adults and community institutions, and where they have developmentally supportive opportunities to be active agents in their lives and communities.

New York Office of Children and Family Services
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Serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. They achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

    Adolescent Services and Outcomes
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    A referral system where you will find some of the most current state and federal resources on services to foster care youth and former foster care youth.

    Child Abuse Prevention
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    Provides valuable information about programs such as the Healthy Families Home Visiting Program, which gives a helping hand to new parents who are at risk of child abuse.

    Office of Youth Development
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    Created to design, coordinate and promote innovative strategies to advance youth development. These strategies will cut across all disciplines at the state and local levels. The goal is for all New York State youth to reach their full potential and become healthy, productive adults.

New York State Center for School Safety
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The NYSCSS is a technical assistance and training resource center in the areas of the school safety law, SAVE; after school and youth development, and crisis response and systemic safety planning.

New York State Council on Children and Families
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Charged with ensuring the coordination of services to children and families in order to achieve the most rational and effective services system possible. The mission of the Council is to ensure that all individuals and particularly children in New York State have the opportunity to reach their potential as well as to strengthen the integrity of families.

New York State Education Department
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Seeks to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York by providing leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

Youth at Risk
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A non-profit, volunteer driven organization committed to transforming the chaotic lives of young people through persistent and compassionate mentoring.


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