Quintac Attendance Centre
How are youth referred?
Youth must be found guilty of an offence. He/she must be either:
- 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
- Given a specific condition to attend a non-residential attendance centre, via a Probation Order, Deferred Custody Order, Conditional Discharge Order, or
- 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