New Directions Treatment Program

What need is addressed by the program?

This client-centered assessment and counselling program is for youth ages 12-18 who have been convicted of sexual offence related charges.  Youth must currently be on a probation order.  This program works from a strengths-based perspective in partnership with Probation Officers and provides clinical intervention to youth and their families.  On average, service can last approximately 12 months.

What will the program help me achieve?

The program will assist clients to:

  • develop strategies and skills to reduce their risk of re-offending and promote healthy relationships, choices, and improve overall functioning
  • develop a greater understanding of their strengths and challenges
  • be more aware of available community and other resources

What are the major service activities of the program?

The New Directions Treatment Program involves 3 major service activities as follows:

  1. A comprehensive assessment to identify client strengths and needs, and recommendations
  1. Individual counselling
  1. Family support /counselling

Where is the program located / available?

The program is offered by New Path throughout Simcoe County.

How do I access this program?

Referrals for this program can be made by a Youth Probation Officer for youth residing in Simcoe County.

Who provides service in this program?

Counselling is provided by a Youth and Family Therapist.

Is there a Cost for this Service?

No, this service is funded by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services (Youth Justice Division).