Mercedes Reyes is a Parent Peer Coach for CCFY’s Parent Peer Support Program located in Bronx Family Court. She comes with twelve years of experience as a Teacher’s Assistant for the NYC Department of Education’s Special Education Division. Due to her personal experience with children in the juvenile justice system she lost her job. She and her children later joined CCFY’s Family Strengthening program and after much success and personal growth she was offered the position of Parent Peer Coach. She now facilitates bi-lingual workshops for parents, provides individual support to families by escorting them to court, she also serves as a mediator between parents and Probation and helping them navigate the juvenile justice system.