Youth Academy Program
The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office runs a four week academy for youth from Barnstable County to provide a supportive environment in which Barnstable County youth between the ages of 12 and 16 develop pro-social skills and increased resiliency. This collaborative effort brings together specially trained staff from correctional, educational, police and treatment facilities committed to helping kids achieve important physical, emotional and intellectual developmental goals. The BCSO Youth Academy focuses on self-control, respect, teamwork, integrity, communication, and decision-making skills.
The Youth Academy operates during the summer months and empowers individuals, families and communities to stop violence, substance abuse, delinquency, and crime. The program aims to prevent adult incarceration of our youth by meeting developmental needs early and positively through effective prevention/intervention services. Students are recommended into the program by teachers, counselors, police officers, and parents.
All students must submit a completed Youth Academy Application to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office for acceptance into the program. All students must agree to attend each day of the scheduled Youth Academy. Space is limited. Applications received once the class is full will be placed on a wait list.
For questions about our Youth Programs or to submit an application please send an email to:
Disclaimer: Acknowledgement of receipt of a completed Youth Academy Application does not guarantee placement in the Youth Academy Program. The BCSO reserves the right to limit the amount of students in each yearly Academy.