Community Support Team

Contact: Vickie Jennings, Program Director at 905-436-6754 ext. 230 or vjennings@dfcc.org

The Community Support Team (CST) provides clinical counselling and support services to at risk youth in conflict with the law and their families in the Durham Region. The philosophy of the CST is one of optimism, with the belief that youth and their families are capable of positive change when given access to appropriate and adequate resources.

The service is community based and collaborates with other service providers including Probation Services and schools to assist in rehabilitation and reintegration. The youth and family's immediate and long-term needs are addressed though the delivery of a comprehensive assessment and a multi-disciplinary team that includes a consulting psychologist and psychiatrist.

The Community Support Team's approach is a mobile, community outreach service and efforts are made to ensure continuity of service, regardless of the youth's location.

Referrals are made through Durham Probation Services for youth who have been convicted of an offence and have a court ordered condition to attend counselling.

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