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: mcrow@dfcc.org
Alternate Contact Vickie Jennings, Program Director; Phone: ext 230; Email: vjennings@dfcc.org
Description & Services
Description (Service) Counselling, assessment and mediation services to support the well-being of children, youth and families who have or may have, involvement in the legal system * additional services also include student nutrition program, youth engagement groups, therapeutic overnight camp experience, summer school, art expression groups * support of youth who have emergency needs or require help with transportation to mandatory programs 
 
Child Protection Mediation (CPM) and Durham Project (formerly The Hatton Project): 
Voluntary method for resolving issues with the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) by using a trained child protection mediator * Durham Project is facilitated by community lawyer 
 
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 
 
Durham Youth Gang Strategy (DYGS):  
One-to-one reintegration and intervention services to 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 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 of young person and to make recommendations to 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 21 year(s)
Application Referrals through Court, agency, or individual depending on program
Languages English ; Translation services available
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Subjects
Service Categories Alternative Dispute Resolution ; Compensatory Education Programs ; Divorce/Custody Investigation ; Mental Health Warrants ~ Young Offenders ; Psychiatric Case Management ~ Young Offenders ; Youth Violence Prevention ~ Gang Members

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