Youth Connections offers a highly structured program involving the use of a level system. A client\'s progress within this system will be based upon how they:
- Treat themselves and others
- Deal with instrumental expectations
- Attend to their goals
Privileges (aside from legislated rights) are earned and we reinforce that our clients have choices to behave the way that they do. While we will be supportive and patient we ask that our clients focus upon meeting their challenges.
Independent community time is not earned for a minimum of three months and will be based upon the limits of the clients. Most clients require extensive support and it would simply place them and others at risk should we allow them to be unsupervised within the community without careful consideration.
Clients with sexual issues are screened much more closely and we utilize Risk Assessments to determine when they may be prepared to independently enter the community.