Program Description: 

The Community Service & Restitution Program (CSRP) of One Step Further works with juveniles who are court-ordered to complete community service work. CSRP assigns juveniles to worksites where they can complete their community service hours or work to pay off restitution owed to victims. One Step Further maintains contact with the sites, court counselors, and families of the involved youth to track their hours and make sure they are completed in a timely fashion. If a juvenile owes restitution, they will be required to complete enough Community Service hours to pay the money they owe at a rate of $7.25 per  hour. Once the hours are complete, the money they “earn” will be paid directly to the victim by One Step Further. 


Who Can Refer?
Clients must be referred by the Juvenile Court system (i.e Juvenile Court Counselors, attorneys, and judges) and Teen Court.

 
Target Population: The CSRP target population is undisciplined and/or delinquent youth ages 7-16, referred by juvenile court officials and Teen Court, who have been court-ordered to perform non-paid community service and/or to pay victim financial restitution. CSR participants are either court-adjudicated or on a diversion contract. 


Program Goals:

While obtaining improved social and behavioral skills, the program allows youth to work to repay the victim for the hardship they have caused providing not only restitution to the victim but also improving the youth’s sense of self worth, responsibility for their actions, and realization as well as correction of their wrongdoing. Improvement in these skills enables CSR program participants to display more positive relationships with family, peers, and authority figures.

 

CSR Program Goals are:

1. To provide an outcome-based program that enables undisciplined and delinquent juveniles to pay for their offenses and to acknowledge responsibility for their inappropriate behaviors.

 

2. To promote and support youth clients by emphasizing the impact that positive behaviors such as improved cooperation skills, respect, improved work ethic, applied safety knowledge, and listening skills can have on their futures.


Program Schedule:

Our administrative offices are open Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and Friday from 9am until 1pm. We also conduct intake interviews on Saturdays on an as-needed basis. Our worksites operate on different schedules that are explained during the intake process. We have sites that operate weekdays and weekends, and we try our best to accommodate the schedules of our clients.


Program Location:

Our administrative offices are located at 623 Eugene Ct., Greensboro, NC 27401.

We often do High Point intake interviews at the Southside Recreation Center and will meet clients at their homes or other places when needed and feasible. We work with multiple sites in Guilford County.

 

Greensboro community service worksites include: Horsepower, Inc., Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Maple Grove Nursing Home, People & Paws 4 Hope, SPCA of the Triad, Teen Court jury duties, and the OSF Community Support and Nutrition Program.

 

High Point community service worksites include: Southside Boys and Girls Club, American Red Cross, Carl Chavis YMCA, and the Macedonia Family Resource Center.

 

We are always looking for new sites to make it easier for our clients to complete their required hours.

Nate Goodman
CSR Program Director

Nathan Goodman moved to Greensboro from upstate New York to attend Guilford College. He graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in English Literature. He has worked with multiple programs at One Step Further since 2007.

Phone: 336-275-3699, Ext. 208

Fax: 336-378-0959

Email: ngoodman@onestepfurther.com

Mike Astuto
CSR Program Assistant

They call me "Yankee Mike".  I was born and raised on Long Island New York and migrated to North Carolina in 1994. I have lived in Greensboro, NC for 21 years, but currently live in Winston Salem.

 

I am a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston Salem with a degree in Human Services. I also hold a degree in Electronic Technology and a NC State Certification in Health and Wellness. My helping skills have made coaching and counseling a passion of mine for the past 15 years. I love people and have a voracious willingness to help others. My core values and compassion for service aligns with the mission of Teen Court and giving a second chance to the youth of tomorrow.

 

My home life consists of spending time with my wife,Tish, riding our motorcycle on new adventures, and attending regular dog shows with our beautiful French Bulldogs. I also love spending time with my three grown children.

Phone: 336-275-3699, Ext. 212

Fax: 336-378-0959

Email: mastuto@onestepfurther.com