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Lockport City Court, Niagara County

Young Adult Court (Ages 16-21)

Mission Statement

The Lockport Young Adult Court (LYAC) Program seeks to diminish criminal propensity and recidivism of young adults through intense supervision, education, treatment, and judicial monitoring of Court participants. This program will attempt to break the pattern of behaviors which have caused these young adults to become involved in the criminal justice system. The focus will be directed upon instilling values of accountability and responsibility by improving the personal and social aspects of each participant. This goal will be accomplished through mandating and overseeing linkages to appropriate programs, including: family counseling, educational and vocational training, anger management, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, first offender type programs, and many other programs. The primary impact of the LYAC Program will be on participants becoming productive, responsible, adult members of the community, by teaching them the skills necessary to conquer the issues which led them into the criminal justice system, and ultimately bringing an end to their criminal activity.