Specialized Children's Services
20 West Bank Street, Suite 5
The mission of District 19 Specialized Children's Services is to provide a comprehensive range of quality mental health and substance abuse services to children and their families in the community. Master's and Bachelor's level clinicians who have the education and experience to provide quality treatment to seriously emotionally disturbed or substance abusing youth staff the programs. Our purpose is to offer intensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services to at-risk youth and their families. For more information, or to make a referral, please contact the Specialized Children's Services Manager at (804) 862-8002, ext. 3179.
Specialized Children's Services consists of four separate, but interrelated programs for children and adolescents in the District 19 catchment area:
Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Therapy
The Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Therapy Program provides individual and group counseling to adolescents struggling with substance use. The goal of the program is to offer support, intervention and treatment in a safe environment to help each consumer function at their highest potential.
Court Service Unit Program
The Court Service Unit Program provides community-based mental health and substance abuse assessments, counseling and case coordination to juveniles age 10-21 referred by the 6th and 12th District Court Service Units. Services are provided in the 6th and 12th District Court Service Unit offices, the local courts and in the local detention centers.
The Juvenile Corrections Program serves youth referred by the 11th and 6th District Court Service Units. Juvenile Corrections clinicians provide substance abuse and mental health counseling and case management to youth in Crater Youth Care Commission. The clinicians provide assessment and intake services, as well as individual, family, and group therapy. Psychiatric services are also available to consumers.
School-Based Therapy Services
School-Based therapists provide individual and group counseling services to elementary, middle and high school students. The therapist provides both mental health and substance abuse services to students experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. School-Based Therapy Services are currently available throughout the District 19 catchment area, depending on each school district's needs.