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…
Moving Forward!