On August 11th, completion of a Youth Police Initiative (YPI) program was celebrated at LaSalle. YPI pairs youth with police officers to complete a leadership training curriculum building positive identity and relationship ties.
In addition to LaSalle staff and Executive Director Bill Wolff and the officers joining in the program, also on hand, to congratulate the participating youth were Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox and Sean Rentz, new supervisor for the Albany County Juvenile Family Court unit.
YPI is made possible through funding from the NYS Dept of Criminal Justice, Albany County DCYF, and the LaSalle Foundation. Read more about the Youth Police Initiative >>
LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. LaSalle is a member of The New York State Coalition of 853 Schools.