In 2011, The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the CPCA Community Enrichment Center in Brownsville launched the Back on Track program, a new criminal justice initiative designed to steer at-risk youth away from engaging in criminal activity. Back on Track not only addresses the social service needs of the student, but also considers the needs of the students’ parents who themselves may be in crisis and need to get “back on track”.
The Back on Track program targets young people, ages seven to twenty-one, who reside in the Brownsville community and who are in danger of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Back on Track addresses the social service needs of youngsters who are chronically truant and thus pose a higher risk of dropping out of school and committing crimes.
Back on Track also assists young adults who have had previous interaction with the criminal justice system and are seeking a pathway to re-enter society.
In a one-stop atmosphere, participants of Back on Track are offered comprehensive services and support, including:
The Back on Track program operates from the
Restart provides an intensive educational program for students who are between the ages of 14 and 16 and have been held back one or more times and are currently In the 8th grade. Restart students are provided wraparound services that help them successfully pass the Middle School Exam, thus qualifying them to enroll in high school.
Students and their families in Restart receive services provided at the Back on Track site, including mental health counseling. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office provides a full-time social worker who works directly with the students and their families to ensure they get the delivery of services they need.
The Back on Track program is a collaboration among various partners
including the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, CPCA, Inc., the
Department of Probation, the Department of Education,
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will serve as the lead agency in the coordination of services for Back on Track participants.
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To learn more about the Back on Track program, contact Stacey Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-250-3329.