The Community-Based Clinical Services Program of the Tidewater Youth Services Commission offers a variety of services:
- Tidewater Juvenile Substance Abuse Program – a comprehensive, community-based program addressing alcohol and drug abuse in adolescents. Read more about TJSAP.
- Gang Intervention Services – developed in response to a need identified by our partners in the area juvenile courts. The program serves youth who have been identified by the Court or Police as “gang certified” or “gang affiliated”. Read more about Gang Intervention Services.
- Aggression Replacement Training – Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth is the primary treatment modality throughout the Tidewater Youth Services Commission. This program has been extensively researched and is designated an “effective” program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and a Model Program by the U.S. Department of Justice and the American Correctional Association. It was developed as a means of working with aggressive young people to help them learn new, pro-social ways of behaving. Its effectiveness has been confirmed in dozens of studies. Read more about Aggression Replacement Training.
Girls Circle – a model of structured support for girls from 9-18 years that has been noted as a “promising approach” in the Model Program Guide of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Read more about Girls Circle.
To download a brochure on this service, click here: Girls Circle Brochure
Franklin School-Based Case Management Program – an interagency, collaborative effort among the Tidewater Youth Services Commission, the Franklin Juvenile Court Service Unit, and the Franklin Public School System.
The program is housed at J.P. King, Jr. Middle School in Franklin, Virginia, and serves children attending that school. With a capacity of twenty students at any given time, the program targets those at the highest risk of delinquency and dropping out of school. By working with the student, his/her family, the school, and the community, the SBCM program is designed to achieve measurable results, specifically, 1) promotion to the next grade and 2) prevention of involvement in the criminal justice system. Students typically remain in the program for nine months to one year. Read more about the Franklin School-Based Case Management Program.
Juvenile Conference Committees– a voluntary diversion program serving as an alternative to the juvenile justice system for first-time offenders with misdemeanor charges. Comprised of volunteers, the Juvenile Conference Committee hears the case and formulates a plan to address the offense. A contract is established with the juvenile and his/her family for a period not to exceed 90 days. The case is monitored for successful completion. Any youth failing to complete his obligations is remanded to Juvenile Court for processing. Read more about the JCC.
Wrap-around Counseling (Mentoring) – one-on-one intervention serves to enhance the youth’s social skills, provide support and modeling, and improve interpersonal relationships. Read more about the Wrap-around Counseling Program.
Assessments – Tidewater Youth Services Commission offers an array of assessments, including: biopsychosocial substance abuse assessment, sex offender assessment, anger assessments. Read more about assessments.