Pleasantville Cottage Campus

Gateways Program
for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

GatewaysThe Gateways Program for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children is an intensive, specialized residential program for girls, ages 12-16, who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Gateways uses a strengths-based youth development model to assist young women in gaining the skills needed to return to the community as productive, independent young adults.

Gateways is funded through New York State, and is contracted through ACS and DSS. To place a youth, parents can contact their field office and request information for placement. If there is known abuse, please contact the New York State Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720. If you are a mandated reporter, please call 1-800-635-1522. For guidance on how to identify and address possible abuse, see JCCA's Child Abuse Alert or contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453.

Janmarie Brown, Director

 

Janmarie Brown


gateways@jccany.org

1075 Broadway
Pleasantville, NY 10570

 

Check out JanMarie's interview on News and Views on WVOX Radio this past August 7th!

 

And check out the video and article profiling resident "Kimberly" in the Journal News.

Gateways Here and NowABC7 Here and Now: Sex Trafficking

Janmarie Brown, Director of our Gateways Program on the Pleasantville Cottage Campus, was featured in a compelling and informative segment of Here and Now. JCCA and our clients are fortunate to have Janmarie and her team leading this healing effort in what can only be described as incredibly challenging circumstances with young people who are truly desperate for our help. Watch here

GatewaysGATEWAYS: Taz

At 16, Taz (not her real name) looks like the likeable, bright teenager she is—a little shy, but smart and well-spoken. It’s hard to reconcile the Taz of today with the 14-year-old who spent two years on the streets in New York, the property of a violent pimp who carved his name on her back. Taz ran away from her Brooklyn home when she was 14, and credits Gateways, a JCCA residential program on the Westchester Campus for girls who have been trafficked, with saving her life. Read more


Referrals

  • Accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Assessment and Treatment

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment
  • A team of clinical professionals and highly trained caregivers
  • Services address all medical, mental health, and educational needs
  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Onsite substance abuse treatment
  • All care provided using the evidence informed Sanctuary Model of trauma treatment

Medical Care

  • Dedicated staff provides individually tailored medical care
  • Educational workshops on a range of health-related topics (e.g. sexually transmitted diseases)


Education

  • Five hours of individually tailored educational instruction daily provided by licensed teachers at onsite, special act public school

Recreation

  • Therapeutic range of activities that offer positive alternatives to life on the street
  • A fully equipped gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, basketball courts, ball fields, and wilderness challenge course
  • Designed to promote appropriate social skills, coping mechanisms, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as develop new talents
  • Jobs program

Aftercare

  • Linkage to a range of community-based providers including GEMS, a community-based provider for sexually-exploited youth
  • Therapeutic foster boarding homes available

Program Staff

  • Dedicated program director
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Recreational therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Medical specialists (e.g. physicians, gynecologists, and dentists)
  • Milieu staff
  • Security
Janmarie Brown, Director of our Gateways Program on the Pleasantville Cottage School campus, was featured in a compelling and informative segment of Here and Now. JCCA and our clients are fortunate to have Janmarie and her team leading this healing effort in what can only be described as incredibly challenging circumstances with young people who are truly desperate for our help.
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