Youth Justice Mental Health Services

Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services

About Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services

Our Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services provide support to youth who are currently engaged in the juvenile justice system. We work closely with the youth’s family and team to reduce the risk of further system involvement. Our comprehensive services listed below are designed to support youth in various ways. 

Community-Based Therapy

We offer culturally responsive, trauma-informed mental health services to youth who are currently involved in the juvenile justice system. We meet with youth in the community, at home and in school. We also have office space available at the Minoru Yasui Building located in downtown Denver as well as other WellPower locations.

We offer several evidence-based treatments including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Substance Use Treatment

The Juvenile Justice Program has several licensed addiction counselors who can provide individual as well as group treatment to youth struggling with substance use.

We also offer SUMMIT, an open alcohol and other drug (AOD) group that uses CBT-based curriculum that focuses on skills and psychoeducation with the goal of stopping or reducing substance use behaviors. Youth referred will attend an orientation session, participate in 10 groups and graduate with new skills and knowledge.

Trauma-Informed Family Therapy

We offer trauma-informed family therapy services that are family-focused and require a caregiver’s participation. Services offered include individual therapy, family therapy, parent meetings and partner meetings. Sessions are primarily provided in the family’s home but office-based is also available.