Specialized Children's Services

Diana Barnes, Program Manager
Diana Barnes
Program Manager

20 West Bank Street, Suite 5
Petersburg, Virginia 23803-3279
Phone: (804) 862-8002, ext. 3179
FAX: (804) 863-1695
Email: dbarnes@d19csb.com

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 three 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.

Juvenile Corrections

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

Mental Health Case Management

Mental Health Case Management Services assist children, adolescents and their families with accessing needed medical, psychiatric, social, educational, and vocational services and other supports essential to meeting the basic needs of a consumer for successful recovery. Individuals eligible for case management services from District 19 must meet criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or At Risk of Emotional Disturbance (At Risk) as defined by the Department of Medical Assistance Services or the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services.

For information on how to contact SCS staff to schedule a screening in your community, please click on one of the following links or contact the office by phone.