Community Organized Support & Prevention (COSP)

Quintac Attendance Centre

How are youth referred?

Youth must be found guilty of an offence. He/she must be either:

  1. Referred by a Probation Officer under the condition to “attend at, and cooperate with such assessment, counseling or treatment as youth worker may direct”, or
  2. Given a specific condition to attend a non-residential attendance centre, via a Probation Order, Deferred Custody Order, Conditional Discharge Order, or
  3. Ordered by a judge through a Stand Alone Sentence Order*, to attend for up to 240 hours and not more than 6 months

*Note: A Stand Alone Sentencing Order is supported by YCJA, however in practice, Quintac Attendance Centre clients must be assigned a Probation Officer to be referred.

How does this program help youth in the community?

  • Youth avoids incarceration therefore, is not exposed to a more sophisticated criminal peer group
  • Programs are linked to factors unique to each youth in addressing their risks and needs
  • Youth will examine the choices they have made and are encouraged to make positive changes to avoid a return to the justice system
  • Literacy needs will be offered in a safe and patient environment
  • Links within his/her community will be accessed to meet the youth’s need during their involvement with Quintac and after they have completed their individual program plan

What programs are offered to youth?

  • Accepting Responsibility in a Finger Pointing World
  • Anger Awareness and Interpersonal Problem Solving
  • Cognitive Behavioural Interventions with Youth
  • Commitment to Change: Overcoming Errors in Thinking
  • Commitment to Change: Power of Consequences
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Discovering Life Skills: I Want to Work
  • Discovering Life Skills: YWCA
  • Education: Literacy and Tutorials: Teach Your Children Well
  • Fear…the Anger Trigger
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Safe Dates: An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum
  • Young Men’s Work: Stopping Violence and Building Community
  • Young Women’s Lives: Building Self-Awareness for Life
  • Youth, Drugs & Mental Health: First Contact
  • Grief an Loss
  • Costs of Theft
  • Anger 101

Goals of QUINTAC

  • To offer a non-residential alternative to custody for males and females, 12-17 years old, who are on a Probation Order
  • To provide “evidence based” programs that directly address their criminogenic factors identified by a Risk/Needs Assessment
  • To empower youth to be responsible, law-abiding citizens
  • To work with youth to achieve goals and make connections in order to reintegrate them into their community

Are YOU Ready for Change?

QUINTAC can help…
YOU ARE CAPABLE of
Moving Forward!