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Blueprints for Violence Prevention, originally a research project within the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a national youth prevention initiative to identify and replicate violence, delinquency and drug prevention programs that have been demonstrated as effective.

Cayuga County Human Services Coalition unites human service providers, public and private organizations, and individuals to address the needs of the community through interagency coordination, information sharing and collaboration.

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child- and family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization.  COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.  COA envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Functional Family Therapy FFT Partners, a collaboration between FFT Associates and Cayuga Centers, provides certified training and consultation in the Blueprints certified FFT model.

Helping CASEY (Communicating About Suicide and Engaging Youth) Resources about suicide prevention sponsored by Cayuga County Mental Health.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families.

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities.  OCFS is dedicated to improving the integration of services for New York's children, youth, families and vulnerable populations; to promoting their development; and to protecting them from violence, neglect, abuse and abandonment. The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults.

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) oversees a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. OMH operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 4,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.