BAIL SUPERVISION SCHEME (BSS)

The Bail Supervision Scheme (BSS) offers courts an alternative option to detaining a young person who has entered into the criminal justice system Read more

EARLY YEARS

Early Years is a group-based programme for young people aged between 8 to 12 who are experiencing difficulties within home, school and community. Read more

EXTERN OUTREACH SUPPORT SERVICES (EOSS)

This service predominantly works with people who have a disability or autism and who may find it challenging to integrate into traditional social, educational and community systems. Read more

FACES (Family and Child Empowerment Service)

FACES is a multi-agency initiative aimed at providing intensive support to children and young people in the south and east Belfast areas Read more

GARDA YOUTH DIVERSION PROJECT (GYDP)

In the Republic of Ireland, GYDPs engage with young people (aged 12-17) at risk of, or who are involved in, anti-social and/or criminal behaviour Read more

INTENSIVE HOME SUPPORT SERVICE (IHSS)

Our IHSS project is a home-based service, providing families in need of help with targeted support, including access to 24-hour phone support. Read more

INTENSIVE SUPPORT FOSTERING SCHEME

The Intensive Support Fostering scheme has been operational since October 2007. It is a specialist fostering scheme for young people aged 10–18 who present with highly complex needs and challenging behaviour Read more

JANUS JUSTICE

Janus Justice provides an intensive individualised programme to improve relationships for young people within the home and the wider community Read more

JANUS PROGRAMME

The Janus programme works intensively on a one-to-one basis with young people aged 10-17 years, who are living in the community or within the care system, and whose behaviour is challenging, posing a risk to either themselves or to others Read more

KINNAHALLA

Time Out at Kinnahalla is a crisis intervention and prevention service, within a residential setting, for young people aged 10-17. Read more

LINX PROJECT

The Linx Project is a community-based programme which builds upon the strengths of young people aged 13-17 and their families to encourage healthy development, safety, stability and a positive future. Read more

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN (LAC) MENTORING

LAC Mentoring Support is a community-based programme supporting young people who are ‘looked after’ to develop skills, improve relationships and maximise potential. Read more

MIDLANDS YOUTH DRUG & ALCOHOL SUPPORT (MYDAS) – UNDER-18s

The Extern MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) Project delivers a community-based under-18 drug and alcohol prevention and treatment support service Read more

ON THE RIGHT TRACK! PERSONAL CHANGE PROGRAMME

The On the Right Track! Personal Change Programme is aimed at 13 to 16-year-olds across the Belfast area who have been involved in the youth justice system for incidents related to sectarianism, interface issues and hate crime. Read more

PASSPORT

Provides support in a group setting to children, aged 8-12 years, who are at medium to high risk of reception into residential care or custody, or who are assessed as being ‘a child in need.’ Read more

PATHWAYS PROJECT

Pathways is a Belfast-based alternative education programme for young people at risk of being excluded from mainstream education and possibly of offending, or entering into care or custody. Read more

PIECES PROJECT/YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SERVICE (YES)

YES projects offer a safe, social environment for young people aged 11-25 to explore, learn and develop their emotional well-being through the provision of an advice and signposting service Read more

ROSCOR YOUTH VILLAGE

Roscor Youth Village is a haven of hope for young people who need to take time out from the challenges they face in their home lives. Read more

SPECIALIST THERAPEUTIC FOSTERING PROGRAMME

Formerly known as Teen Scheme. This is an integrated approach with the Western Health and Social Care Trust that provides therapeutic support to specialist foster carers and the young people in their care who have experienced high levels of trauma. Read more

STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Strength 2 Strength is a community-based intervention provided to children, aged 8-13, and their families, who are assessed as being ‘in need’. Read more

THIRD SPACE

Third Space is a personalised self-development and training programme which aims to positively transform the lives of young people from different communities, cultural, and religious backgrounds, and rural areas who are identified as being vulnerable. Read more

TIME OUT PROGRAMME

The Time Out programme has been offered by Extern for 28 years, and offers respite, safety and support to children (aged 8-17) and their families. Read more

YOUTH SUPPORT

Provides community-based alternatives to residential care or custody to young people, aged 10-17 years, through community-based resources to deliver a tailored intervention. Read more