Collaborative Intensive Community Treatment Program (CICTP)
Our highly dedicated staff in this program provide a broad-based treatment approach to as-risk youth with a collaborative community response to address the escalating costs of adolescent residential placement. CICTP is a coed program servicing clients ages 12-18 who live in Erie County. Clients attend programming after school and weekend hours for approximately 4 to 10 weeks, depending on their need for treatment and supervision.
Youth at risk of being placed outside of their home, in an alternative living arrangement, are referred to the program through Erie County Juvenile Probation or Erie County Office of Children and Youth. The program is designed to provide a continuum of services to clients seven days a week. Clients participate in groups similar to those in Perseus House residential programs, such as Aggression Replacement Training, Empathy, Thinking Errors, Progressive Relaxation, Victim Awareness, and Sanctuary-Based Psycho-Education groups. Tutorial services are also provided to assist the youth with their schoolwork. Clients are encourage to bring schoolwork with them, as staff and teachers are available to assist daily. Furthermore, substance abuse assessments will be provided to all clients, and weekly drug and alcohol educational groups are facilitated. An assigned Case Manager maintains contact with clients and families through weekly home visits, school visits, and nightly curfew call check-ins. CICTP offers an alternative to residential placement. Clients remain in their home and attend school in their local district, while receiving the treatment necessary for their success. If additional services are needed, such as substance abuse counseling or family therapy, a referral will be made to utilize services already within the community. The average daily cost of CICTP is 1/3 that of most residential placements.
The age range for potential clients for the CICTP program is between 12-18 years old. Both male and female clients are able to participate. Clients must be referred by their Probation Officer or Caseworker, who will continue to provide ongoing supervision while the client is in the program. For admission, a referral packet will be provided to the Program Director, with relative information for treatment planning. Additionally, a referral form with the clients general information needs to be provided, signed by a supervisor of the referring agency. If the client is deemed appropriate, an intake meeting will be scheduled by the assigned Case Manager to review and sign the necessary paperwork and review the overall program structure. If there are any questions regarding a potential referral, please feel free to contact the Program Director.
CICTP is located in Erie, PA.