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Second Chances


Second Chances is a specially designed program for families and young people ages 12-16 currently, previously or at risk for involvement with police or the court. It provides counseling services, support, advocacy and community linkages to prevent entry and re-entry into the juvenile justice system.

My granddaughter started having fights at school and church, and would come home with scratches all over her. She didn’t listen to me and complained all the time. Finally, someone recommended JCCA and that turned everything around for us.” -Mable, Second Chances Client

Services include:
  • Referrals and linkages to on-site and community-based services
  • Assessments for services
  • Free mental health/counseling services
  • Educational support and substance abuse referrals
  • Family support services (entitlements, legal, immigration)
  • Advocacy

This program is an initiative of the City Council of New York and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.