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Youth Conference


Forward Focus is our diversion program that provides services and programs to youth who are at risk for entering the juvenile justice system or are already in the juvenile justice system due to minor offenses.


Forward Focus offers opportunities for personal growth and development by providing life enhancement programs that support positive life choices, build strong community involvement, and launch future dreams 

Our programs are powerful diversions with the primary goal of reducing costly out-of-home placements. Forward Focus Programs are designed to  address delinquent behavior informally in the community in an effort to prevent criminal offenses or repeat offending.  Along with are regular program curriculum we also have specialized programs to better meet the needs of youth with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. These additional services include:


  • Victim awareness classes and activities

  • Community Service opportunities

  • Substance abuse education and recovery group

  • Assistance and guidance to rebuilding for strengthening family relationships

  • Dream Building/Career Goals 

  • Personal Development

  • Truancy Prevention 

  • Curfew Violation Prevention Alternatives


Forward Focus is open to any youth ages 13-18 referred by Allegheny County Juvenile Probation (informal adjustment, consent decree, or adjudicated youth).





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