Adolescent Community Therapeutic Services provides outreach, supervision, support and mentor services to court ordered youth between the ages of 11 and 20. Through intensive community-based supervision and support, this program seeks to maintain referred youth in the community while increasing positive family functioning, increasing school attendance, and decreasing substance use and delinquent behaviors. The program includes home and community-based supervision of adolescents through multiple face-to-face contacts per week (including weekends), and daily phone contact verifying school attendance and curfew compliance. As well, the program provides youth with support in school. Builds community connections for youth and promotes positive behaviors, pro-social activities, independent living skills and job readiness.
Turnabout services must be court-ordered and the referral made by the Department of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS) and the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The initial period of services is 90 days. Services can be extended in 30-day increments up to 180 days if approved by the Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer or are court-ordered.
CPSW, JPPO or court ordered
CFS statewide call center: 1-800-640-6486
Jeannette Birge, program director, 518-4183
Caryn Lemay, program manager, 518-4189