20 W. Bank Street, Suite 5
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: (804) 862-8002, ext. 3179
Fax: (804) 863-1695
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 the number above.
Specialized Children's Services consists of three separate, but interrelated programs for children and adolescents in the District 19 service area:
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 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.
Our VICAP clinicians provide independent clinical assessments to Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in the District 19 catchment area who are seeking Intensive In-Home Services (IIHS), Therapeutic Day Treatment Services (TDT), or Mental Health Support Services (MHSS). The independent clinical assessment will be completed with the child and parent/guardian in a face-to-face interview.
To schedule an Independent Clinical Assessment for youth under the age of 21, parents/guardians can call (804) 863-1689, extension 3160.
The Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program provides individual and group counseling to adolescents ages 11-18 (up to 19 years old if still in school and not on probation) struggling with substance use. All adolescents receiving substance abuse services from District 19 receive the SASSI-A2 assessment. They also receive a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to determine their substance abuse needs and any mental health needs that might be present. Services are provided to consumers residing throughout the District 19 catchment area.
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.