The mission of the Urban Services Evening Reporting Center (ERC) is to provide a community based alternative to secure detention for at-risk youth. This short term intensive supervision treatment program, with the help of community volunteers, will provide facilitated education and therapeutic programs in a structured environment, while ensuring the safety of the community and the juvenile.
In partnership with the Alameda County Juvenile Probation Department, the Urban Services YMCA will open an ERC in early 2012 to provide community based academic and enrichment programming as a court-mandated alternative to incarceration for young men and women in Oakland, with an emphasis on West Oakland.
The ERC operates Monday-Friday, 3:00-9:00pm, 52 Weeks a year, and serves up to 20 participant daily. Participants are court-mandated to attend as an alternative to incarceration. The YMCA offers the ERC as an option for non-violent probation violations. Programming is intended as a skill-building diversion from further involvement in the juvenile justice system; daily activities include academics, life skills, job skills, personal growth, violence prevention, anger management, and athletic components.
The USY Evening Reporting Center will run out of the M. Robinson Baker YMCA in West Oakland. The facility includes a full sized basketball gym, fully equipped kitchen, dance room, computer lab (print and internet capability), and outdoor vegetable garden.
|There are no classes available for the Evening Reporting Center program at this time|