Durham Family Court Clinic

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-436-6754
Fax 905-725-0845
E-Mail dfcc@dfcc.org
Website www.dfcc.org
Located In Community Oshawa
Address Times on Richmond
44 Richmond St W, Ste 201
Oshawa, ON L1G 1C7
 
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Intersection Centre St N and Richmond St W
Contact Information
Primary Contact Nicola Crow, Executive Director; Phone: ext 222; Email: ncrow@dfcc.org
Alternate Contact Vickie Jennings, Program Director; Phone: ext 230; Email: vjennings@dfcc.org
Update Email (Private) ncrow@dfcc.org
Description & Services
Description (Service) Prevention and intervention programs and services to enhance and support the well-being of children, youth and families who have or may have involvement in the legal system * additional services include student nutrition program, youth engagement groups, therapeutic overnight camp experience, summer school, art expression groups, support for youth who have emergency needs or require help with transportation to mandatory programs 
 
Child Protection Mediation (CPM): 
Voluntary method for resolving issues with the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) by using a trained child protection mediator 
 
Collaborative Day Treatment Program (CDTP):  
Therapeutic environment for youth experiencing difficulty coping in the regular school system, two classrooms on-site promote the students’ knowledge, skills and values through individual therapeutic and academic approaches 
 
Community Support Team (CST):  
Mobile, community-based clinical counselling and support services to youth who have been convicted of an offence and have a court ordered condition to attend counselling, regardless of their location in Durham Region 
 
Durham Youth Gang Strategy (DYGS):  
One-to-one reintegration and intervention services for youth who have offended, and who have been identified through Youth Justice Services as gang involved or at risk of gang involvement * intervention and reintegration services include individual counselling and mentorship, linkages to community resources, support of gang exit strategies and development of life skills 
 
Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker (EYOW): 
The EYOW works to support high-risk, high-needs youth (12-21 years) who may be experiencing challenges related to mental health, addictions, trauma, relationship violence, human/sex trafficking and/or may be involved in criminal activity * supports the youth’s family and caregivers * services are offered in the Ajax, Pickering and Uxbridge communities * youth may engage the EYOW independently or may be referred by a Youth Outreach Worker or community agency 
 
Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP):  
Alternative to custody option for youth who have been convicted of an offence and have a serious mental health diagnosis * intensive, clinically focused, community-based, individualized program designed to deliver services appropriate to the youth’s level of functioning, specific needs and mental health diagnoses 
 
Violence Prevention Program (VPP):  
Free service designed to promote a change in attitudes and beliefs regarding violence and bullying * interactive workshops are available for students who attend Durham Region schools * requests for workshops can be made by individual schools and community organizations, topics include anger management, healthy relationships, self-esteem, anti-racism and anti-homophobia 
 
Youth Assessments:  
Section 34, Youth Criminal Justice Act: 
Medical, psychological or psychiatric assessment at any stage of Court proceedings involving a youth using multidisciplinary team including social workers and consultant psychiatrist and psychologists * assessment is used to identify both historical and current mental health issues and to make recommendations to the Youth Court for treatment purposes 
On-Site Assessments 
On a monthly basis, a psychiatrist/psychologist undertakes early clinical assessments at the Youth Court at the Durham Region Courthouse as part of a collaborative initiative to enhance support to youth in conflict with the law who have mental health concerns  
 
Youth Justice Family Worker (YJFW): 
Provides supports to families of youth (12-17 years) at risk and/or high risk, to support rehabilitation and address situations that put youth at risk of re-offending * works jointly with youth and their families to help them to make changes and improve their health and wellbeing * individualized and strength-based supports and services are provided and engaged to address the identified needs of the youth and family * services are offered in the Ajax, Pickering and Uxbridge communities * referrals are made through Youth Justice Services 
 
Referral Sources: 
Community Support Team - Probation; Intensive Support and Supervision Program - Youth Court; Section 34 Assessments - by Youth Court order; Collaborative Day Treatment Program - Probation, Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham Children's Aid Society; Child Protection Mediation - Durham Children's Aid Society; Violence Prevention Program - Schools and Community; Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker - Youth Outreach Workers, Schools, Community, Self-referrals, Families; Youth Justice Family Worker - Youth Justice Services; DYGS - Youth Justice Services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
 
Age eligibility is determined by program/services youth is accessing
Application Referrals through Court, agency, or individual depending on program
Languages English ; Translation/Interpreter services available
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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