WHAT IS THE PENRAP PROGRAM?
The PENRAP Program has been integrated to provide an intensive support and supervision program (ISSP) and a non-residential attendance program (NRAP). It provides an alternative-to-custody sentencing option for youth in conflict with the law, and/or a young offender community intervention service; assisting young offenders to address factors leading to their illegal behaviours and improve their functioning in the community. The ISSP program component can also support the re-integration of young offenders in the community following a period in custody. Support and monitoring are provided to youth in complying with the conditions of their probation order, and the service assists the youth probation team in providing supervision to high-risk young offenders in the community.
THE FOCUS IS TO HELP THE YOUTH INCREASE THEIR:
* NATURAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
* FUNCTIONING IN THE COMMUNITY
* EMOTIONAL STABILITY
* PARENTING CAPACITY (IF APPLICABLE)
* INTERPERSONAL AND LIFE SKILLS
* HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?
* INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
* RECREATION AND PRO-SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
* COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
* SERVICE PLANNING (GOAL DEVELOPMENT) BASED IN THE INDIVIDUALS STRENGTHS, NEEDS, ABILITIES AND PREFERENCES OF EACH YOUTH.
* EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND INTERPERSONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
* GROUP-BASED LIFE SKILL PROGRAMMING
* COLLABORATION AND CASEMANAGEMENT SUPPORT WITH OTHER SERVICES
* SUPPORT WITH INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
* TRANSITION PLANNING AND SUPPORT
HOW TO ACCESS THIS SERVICE?
The program primarily serves high-risk young offenders, between the ages of 13 and 17; exceptions may be made for older youth that are still under a youth probation order after they turn 18.
- The program serves young offenders which have been assessed by their Youth Probation Officer as needing community intervention services and support, and/or youth which have been sentenced to attend the program for counseling as a condition of their probation order, and/or youth returning from youth detention or custody and require support to re-integrate to life in the community.
Referrals are initially screened for eligibility by the Penticton Youth Probation Officer or Team Leader, and then forwarded directly to and screened by the ARC Program Director
The program is based in Penticton and serves the communities of Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, Kaleden, and Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos.
HOW LONG DOES THE PENRAP PROGRAM WORK WITH YOUTH?
Duration and frequency of service is determined in cooperation with the youth and is based on their substance use and individual needs and goals for service.
Kelly Stewart, Program Director
250 763 2977