York Jump – Start is directed by York Police Chief Douglas P. Bracy and steered by an Advisory Board of volunteers, including, a District Court Judge, community business representatives, social service providers, educators, police officers and many other dedicated individuals. It is endorsed by the Judicial System and the Department of Corrections / Juvenile Probation. The program offers itself to the community and is represented in the Communities For Children campaign.
Youth will be required to perform community service for 5-10 hours depending on severity of crime committed. Youth have the option of choosing approved sites from the York area. The end of the eight-week curriculum must complete community service.
Through this service, youth will have the opportunity to re-establish themselves back into the community. Youth will develop skills such as responsibility, respect for themselves and others, and understand their capabilities. It will give youth an opportunity to give back to the community.
A Mentoring and Decision Skills Program for Youth
"It Takes a Village
To Raise A Child"
- African Proverb
For a more in -depth look at the eight week program
For More Information Contact
School Resource officer
Jamie R. Rooney
What is a Mentor?
How to become a MentorIt’s easy! Pick up an application at the York Police Station, complete it and return it to the station. You will be contacted for a brief interview and will need to agree to a criminal background check. It is also advisable to attend a class or two, plus any mentor trainings offered.
Program sessions are held on Wednesday’s from 6:30-8:00 p.m., with a short de-briefing discussion following. Mentors are expected to attend all sessions, with the exception of emergencies or prior arrangements.