Youth Services

Peckham's main location, 3510 Capital City Blvd. is a SafeZone for youth.

Peckham’s youth services focus on the needs of students in special education programs in local school districts. Programs are also available that support students involved in the court system needing an alternative to school or home. 
 

Services for Youth with a Disability

• LINKS
• School to Work
• YES (Youth Employment Services)
• Youth Career Development
 

Services for Youth involved in the Court System

• Crossroads Day Treatment
• Footprints Residential Program
• RAMP (Reach to Achieve Mentoring Program)
• Right Turn


News and Reports

  • Narrowing the Skills Gap in 140 Characters.  http://www.aypf.org/college-and-career-readiness/140-characters/
  • Attached is a link to WLNS coverage on the Peace Event last night, led by the Youth Services team. Great coverage and event! Thanks to our community partners Gateway Community Services and the Ingham County Family Court http://wlns.com/2015/09/03/community-teams-up-with-law-enforcement-to-promote-peace-in-lansing/
     
  • “Youth-involved activities like summer jobs, group outings and continued education are particularly important in the summer, when teen crime rates typically spike. Research has found that keeping teens busy may suppress summer crime and violence — one study last year reported a 43 percent reduction in violent crime among teens who participated in a part-time summer job for 13 weeks.”  Read full article here.
     
  • 31 percent of girls in the juvenile justice system had been sexually abused, four times higher than the rate of boys. To read more.
  • 45 percent of girls in the system have an adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of five or more, placing them at a much higher risk for chronic health issues. To read more.
  • As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have a history of sexual or physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday. To read more.