VICTORIA YOUTH CUSTODY SERVICES
|Description & Services|
|Description||Service provider: Ministry of Children and Family Development |
Target Population: Young offenders who have been oredered by the court to serve a period of time in open or secure custody, or for youth who have been detained in custody pending further court appearances.
The Victoria Youth Custody Services Centre is a legally designated facility. Youth may be held in the custody centre for all types of offences, ranging from persistent property offences to violent offences.
Secure custody is intended for youth who have been found guilty of serious offences or for young people who have a persistent pattern of offending and cannot be reasonably supervised in a community setting or in open custody.
Open custody is intended for youth who are not appropriate for placement in a community setting but who can manage effectively with less stringent controls and greaters privileges within an open custody centre.
The youth custody services centre has a probation officer and case managers assigned to work with the youth while they are in custody.
Programs available to youth in custody fall into four categories:
BASIC PROGRAMS: Examples of basic programs include education, religion, and recreation/leisure programs, as well as family visits.
CORE PROGRAMS: Examples of core programs include substance abuse management, violence intervention, and life skills.
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS: These include services for Aboriginal youth, female youth, violent offenders, and youth requiring mental health services or drug and alcohol counselling.
Reintegration Programs: These support a youth's return to the community through the provision of community based services.
|Areas Served||Victoria and Area|
|Address||94 Talcott Rd|
Victoria, BC V8W 9J1
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|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 9219 |
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria V8W 9J1