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Genesee County programs for youths and parents

Person in Need of Supervision - A person less than 18 years of age who does not attend school in accordance with the provisions of Part One of Article 65 of the New York State Education Law or who is incorrigible, ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of a parent or other person legally responsible for such child’s care, or other lawful authority, or who violates the provisions of Section 231.05 of the New York State Penal Law, L 2000, c.596, sub, Sec 2, off. July 1, 2002

Youth Court
Youth Court is a voluntary alternative for young people who face disciplinary action through school or law enforcement. Youth who admit to the charge appear for a sentencing hearing before a court of his/her peers. Three teen judges listen to both sides of the issue and recommend a sentence based upon what is heard in the courtroom. The goal of the youth court is to improve youth citizenship skills and decrease problematic behavior.

Mental Health
Our mission is to assist county residents with symptoms of mental illness in achieving and maintaining their highest level of functioning.

Our mission is to provide a safe positive place for the teens of Bergen to grow as members of our community and to be a pathway to the Christian faith through the local church.

The Underground is an afterschool program held in the basement of the Bergen United Methodist Church. We  began 10 years ago to provide a safe place for teens to hang out after school. The church’s youth pastor and several community volunteers lead the Underground. We provide all activities free of charge, including special events; such as, holiday parties, cookouts, and ice cream parties. Come join the fun!

Genesee County S.T.A.R. (Student Transition and Recovery) Program
 Goals and objectives:

  • Improve student’s GPA and school attendance
  • Decrease the student’s incidences of disruptive behavior at home and school
  • Reduce the incidences of parent-child conflicts 
  • Improve the parent’s capability to fulfill their role
  • Decrease the incidences of juvenile crime in the community
  • Tutoring, mental health appointments, GCASA, home and school visits

Contact a STAR Instructor: (585) 343-1164 or 80 Union St Batavia, NY 14020 Robert Morris Building.

SPOA (Single Point of Accountability) and CCSI (Coordinated Children’s Service Initiative)


  • Have a designated emotional disturbance diagnosis and/or significant behavioral issues, alcohol or substance abuse, mental retardation or development disabilities.
  • Need specialized interventions
  • Ties to family, school  or community are threatened due to severe emotional and behavioral problems


  • Meet SPOA criteria
  • Have multi-system involvement or are unable to access appropriate services
  • Are returning from or at risk pf placement in residential treatment facilities, other inpatient facilities, or foster care, due to their emotional or behavioral needs.

Contact: (585) 344-1421 ext 6630 or 6667 

GCASA (Genesee County Alcohol and Substance Abuse)
When you or a loved one is affected by alcohol or substance abuse, it can affect every aspect of life. Knowing who to turn to for answers is often the first step to getting help. We are the place where recovery can blossom and continue to grow.  

Our high quality services are backed by 40 years of experience in the addictions field. Whether you have questions about drug trends among youth, how to access treatment services or where to turn for a place to live while building on recovery, trained GCASA staff can help.

Our mission is to improve community health, reduce stigma towards people with addictions and work across systems for positive community change.  

Call our Batavia Office at 585-343-1124 or Albion Office at 585-589-0055. 
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