First Time Offenders Program (FTO)

The First Time Offenders (FTO) program is an research based educational program. This group is appropriate for an adolescent who has committed a minor offense. Schools, municiple courts, or Office of Juvenile Affairs are the main referral sources for the program. This group meets on a weekly basis for two hours, adolescents and parents are required to attend the group together. 

The program focuses on the following subjects:


1. decision-making

2. emotional control

3. substance use

4. communication

5. morals/values

6. cultural diversity


NOYS assigns a counselor as needed to assist the youth one on one to prevent future involvement in the criminal justice system. 

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