Alcohol Court Referral Program
The Manchester District court must make a referral. Clients receive a four-hour self assessment of the use and misuse of Alcohol, with certification of attendance. A fee is charged.
Anger Management Group follows a twelve week rotating curriculum that focuses on the damaging effects that engaging in frequent and/or explosive aggressive behaviors have on relationships (focused on effects on family, school, and peer group). Group activities include relaxation exercises and self-reflection activities. Curriculum includes discussions on domestic violence, bullying, gender roles, and cultural stereotypes.
Crisis Intervention and Referral
Youth and families meet with a counselor to talk about concerns and problems. Youth are often referred to suitable services in the community to further aid the child in resolving his/her difficulties.
Fire Safe Intervention
Fire Safety Educators from Manchester Fire Department prepare an individual course of study for every juvenile fire setter. Lessons are geared to the juvenile’s age, maturity and learning style. Youth are referred by parents, court, police and fire departments, schools and other agencies.
A contract is set up between OYS and the juvenile to repay debt incurred by criminal mischief (vandalism.) Referrals come from the Manchester Police Department and District Court.
Substance Abuse Evaluation
A Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse counselor provides intake, assessment and referral for city youth under the age of 18. Program referrals are taken from parents, courts, schools, and law enforcement. Youth themselves may also request evaluation. Appropriate treatment recommendations are made upon the assessment.
Youth take part in Youth Educational Shoplifting program, which helps them identify factors that led to the shoplifting and helps them make better choices. Referrals come from Manchester Police and District Court. A fee is charged.