Page 4 of the NYCHS Virtual Tour of Harlem Prison at Harlem Court:House.©
Access the virtual tour via the small framed images on four main text pages.

The HCJC logo was the only image on the HCJC Reentry fact sheet given to visitors. All framed images on this web page originated as digital photos by Gerald Schultz.

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HCJC-provided overview continues

from previous page of this

NYCHS presentation.

Youth Support Services -- Youth support services at the Justice Center include a mentoring program, where mentors are screened and matched with appropriate youth, an academic support program that provides teens with tutoring, job-readiness training, and college application support and an internship program, where youth are placed in paid internships at agencies, businesses and other locations developed and monitored by Justice Center staff.

Stairways to the tiers.
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Youth staff also plan and conduct recreational activities for youth several times a year.

Family Support Services -- The Justice Center offers informational seminars on a variety of topics like adolescent development, “fiscal fitness,” and buying a home several times a year to help strengthen and stabilize families. In addition, clinical support services are available for family members of any client that comes through the Justice Center.

Case Management
and Clinical Services

Tier gates.
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Case Management -- Led by a CSW, the Justice Center provides assessment, case management, short term and crisis counseling, referral, drug testing, as well as ongoing service and compliance monitoring to youth, adults and families involved with the court or other criminal justice agencies.

For some clients, case managers conduct home and/or school visits. Case managers also provide services to community members who have no criminal justice mandate but have been referred from other partner agencies, have family members or friends involved at the Justice Center or who are simply seeking assistance.

The clinical team, using a strengths based approach, assesses individuals and families and develops strengthening plans to support strengths and resources while assisting with challenges.

Tier views.
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Members of the clinical staff also conduct and facilitate support and psycho-educational groups for Justice Center clients.

H.Y.P.E: (Harlem Youth Prevention and Education) -- HYPE is an Anger Management psycho-educational group designed to help youth ages 13-17 identify triggers in their environment, increase awareness of anger in their lives and families, and test alternative tools to avoid or defuse anger-provoking situations.

C.H.A.T. (Creating Healthy Adolescent Thinking) -- This facilitated Support Group provides youth ages 14-17 with a safe structured

On the tiers.
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environment to freely express their concerns and joint problem-solve around managing their daily lives, dealing with challenges in a constructive way, and creating an overall positive self-image

Changing Youth Thinking (CYT) is a substance abuse prevention and intervention program offered by Phoenix House in collaboration with the Harlem Community Justice Center.

Screening, assessment and case management of youth ages 12-17 and their families are coordinated by Justice Center while prevention and intervention services are offered to youth and family at Phoenix House located at 2191 Third Avenue in East Harlem.

Windows for the tiers.
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Family Talking Circles -- The Justice Center offer two kinds of talking circles, one for family members of adult parolees and one for parents of adolescents.

These staff-facilitated support groups are designed to provide participants with practical assistance in developing networks of support and acquiring valuable resources.

Groups help members form peer support bonds and provide participants with a host of joint problem-solving opportunities.

Parolee –Youth Rap Sessions -- The Justice Center conducts periodic rap sessions between parolees who wish to share their experiences and youth involved in criminal activity.

Records rescue.
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The Family Violence Intervention and Prevention Program focuses on identifying families at risk of violence and offers a host of interventions to reduce the potential for violence in the home including case management, mediation, youth development programming and referrals to community based services including counseling and domestic violence advocacy and assistance.

Families eligible for this program are primarily those who come to the Justice Center through youth court, a delinquency matter, or as part of a reentry program.

NYCHS thanks HCJC for providing the courthouse overview whose text has appeared in this and the two preceeding pages.  

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The all framed views on this page are from scenes originally captured on digital camera by Gerald Schultz who reserves and retains all rights thereto. Contact photographer Gerald Schultz at (212) 222-9161 (voice or fax).

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