Residential - On-Campus
Haskins Non-Secure Detention Program
The Haskins' Facility is a non-secure detention program licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to provide short term care to youth awaiting court proceedings or placement decisions by community and/or state agencies. The program is a safe, secure, structured program providing care and supervision to children during times of uncertainty and difficulty. The Haskins' Facility is the only youth detention placement available to Family Court Judges in Broome County.
Youth receive educational services at our on-campus school, as well as health services from our staff. A team consisting of the director, caseworkers, a detention bed coordinator and family life specialists provide additional services. Staff use an advocacy/mentor approach based around a privilege/rewards system. They try to motivate and teach youth to make good choices and set goals.
"Julia" is a 13-year-old girl who was remanded to Haskins due to her unsafe behaviors and a violation of her People in Need of Supervision (PINS) probation conditions. After approximately 90 days at Haskins, she was discharged home.
Julia contacted staff at Haskins to say thank you for the support, encouragement and positive reinforcment she received. She is now on the high honor roll at school and has a part-time job.
Past residents frequently keep in touch with Haskins' staff that have touched their lives and been a positive influence.