Youth Transitioning to Community Rehabilitation Treatment

The following protocols/guidelines are intended to make the transition of youth who are receiving services from a Designated Agency Children’s Program or are in custody of Department for Children and Families (DCF) and are likely to be meet criteria for Community Rehabilitation Treatment(CRT) services as seamless as possible for the youth and family.  Please note these guidelines begin upon the youth’s 17th birthday if it is deemed likely the youth would meet CRT criteria by their 18th birthday.

DCF/CRT Transition Protocol (February 2014) for a child in DCF custody

Designated Agency CRT Transition Protocol (June 2015) for a child not in DCF custody

For more information about Transition Age Youth please contact Dr. William McMains at 802-241-0090 or email him at



Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Melissa Bailey
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone:  (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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