The program serves children between the ages of 10 and 18. The program provides individual and group counseling services to teach adolescents life skills, develop pro-social skills and establish important developmental assets for lifetime resilience. The program is participant focused and works to involve the parents in treatment planning. The frequency and intensity of the contacts with the Youth Counselor is determined according to the individual needs of the participants. Youth are generally in the program and monitored between 2 and 6 months. Community Attention works in conjunction with the 16th District Court Services Unit to provide Electronic Monitoring, Assessment, and Diversion services to Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Youth Counselors frequently assist with employment coaching and supervision, coordination of therapeutic services, and allocation of transportation and therapeutic aide assistance from our system. Each participant has an individualized treatment plan that is designed to address his or her treatment issues. The Youth Counselor for each participant provides informal counseling in addition to coordination and planning services.