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Local agencies team up to create a treatment program


ALPENA, Mich.— The 26th Circuit Court in collaboration with other local agencies have teamed up to create the Day Treatment program. The program also known as Pivot is geared toward helping delinquent youth at risk for out of home placement.

The program coined its name, “Pivot” to remind youth to pivot away from the wrong direction. Pivot provides children between the ages of 14 and 18 with mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational needs and life skills.

Children placed into the program will also receive resume assistance and work experience.  Youth that qualify for Pivot are those who have an open juvenile delinquency case or an abuse neglect case.

Children will then receive a court referral for participation. Pivot is projected to start this year.