The PSAS program addresses “the need to protect the community from multiple health/mental health risks and other quality-of-life issues associated with juvenile substance abuse,” according to a recent news release from York County.
Services provided by the program include early intervention, prevention and substance abuse education to high-risk youth ages 12-18. Recipients of services receive screenings and assessments, case management and access to education groups.
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts, Ninth District Court Service Units and the community at-large can refer children and teens for the services of PSAS. Referrals for individual and family counseling services are provided as needed.
“York County Juvenile Services Division has been pleased to partner with the Williamsburg Health Foundation over the years and it is very gratifying to have such a fine partner in our mutual efforts to help the troubled young people in our community” said York County Juvenile Services Division Manager Brian McCoy.
This is the 10th grant awarded to the PSAS program by the Williamsburg Health Foundation since 2002, amounting to $934,027 in total.