Adam Weitsman donates to Tioga County Probation Program

first_imgThe Decision Points Program was working on incentives to get youth to want to freely visit, as most of the youth they work with are adolescent males, they found out food was a great motivator. “We are in a small town here and the probation department is so important to get kids on the right track. Twenty years ago I was apart of the probation department in Broome County when I got in trouble and it did a lot of good for me. The same experience I had in Broome County I think could happen here in Tioga County and help get kids back on the right track,” said Weitsman. “They role play, they talk it out, we have all these papers all over the walls where they think about what are some of the possible consequences if I make this choice, or this choice, or this choice. So basically its teaching them about making choices in the future.” said Joy Bennet, the Tioga County Probation Director. (WBNG) — Local businessman Adam Weitsman made a generous donation Friday morning to a local program that supports at risk youth. Weitsman presented a donation of $2,500 to the program on Friday morning at his Owego Shredding Facility, after learning that the program is paid partly out of pocket by probation officers.center_img It’s an evidence based program where juveniles meet in a small group and acquire important decision making skills. The program established by the Tioga County Probation Department is called Decision Points. The donation will go towards providing more incentives for at risk youth, one alley they wanted to explore was the purchasing of sneakers for the kids for school.last_img

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