The Alliance for Children & Youth / Communities In Schools Advocacy Program serves as the collaborator/facilitator for programs for youth and program administrator for the Teen Court, Juvenile Restitution, Community Outreach, and Communities In Schools.

Advocacy promotes access to and availability of services that meet identified needs of children in Gaston County. The Advocacy Program serves the youth and parents of Gaston County with direct programming to youth who are in danger of becoming court-involved or at risk of dropping out of school due to academic, social, health or mental health needs.