Referrals to the Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth are received from the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Youth Corrections Division. The youth are sentenced to a period of Open Custody by the Youth Court and/or the Director of Child Youth, and Family Services can have a young person placed on an Order To Reside Designation.
General Program Description
The Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth is a co-ed six bed facility for young offenders. While serving their sentences in a supportive, non-institutional environment, our youth are encouraged to access educational programs, psychological, medical and other professional services that are available within the community. Staff at our facility provides guidance and support in helping our young people become independent and responsible individuals. It is our goal that youth under our care will acquire the skills to enable them to become positive role models within the community and be successful in future endeavours. This is accomplished in part through education, employment, volunteer work, job skills programs and life and social skills training.
Community /Volunteer Resouces
The Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth maintains close relationships with many community partners with an ongoing commitment to youth, restorative justice, education and employment. These resources include the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Department of Justice, YMCA (Youth Services, Fitness Centre), Community Youth Network, Western School District, Salvation Army Thrift Store, the Community Mental Health Initiative and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
Our facility has two staff on duty on a 24 hour basis. The staff compliment is:
- Senior Counsellor
- 7 Permanent Counsellors
- Relief Counsellors
We have ongoing support from a West Coast Regional Director (John Howard Society NL. Inc.) and Liaison Social Worker sponsored by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services.