Our prevention and youth development program Unsah Jan is aimed at young people ages 10 – 24 and focuses on suicide and substance-abuse prevention, and life-skills and wellness development for all young people. Services are designed to meet the needs of Alaska Native, American Indian, and LGBTQ+ youth specifically.

CITC’s Youth Reentry services assist youth 14-22 years of age who are being or have been recently released from area youth detention facilities. With services in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks, Bethel, and Kenai, we provide support for youth in transition into adulthood by developing self-awareness, maintaining motivation, and modeling healthy relationships. Our Youth Advocates offer case management for adolescents in need of educational, workforce development, employment, social-emotional awareness, and cultural support.


Who is eligible: Youth ages 14-22

Service area: Southcentral Alaska

Application: Youth Reentry Intake Application

Contact:; (907) 793-3458




We provide help navigating systems, intensive case management, and referrals to services.


  • Academic assistance/mentoring
  • Cultural activities
  • Prime for Life (PFL)
  • Support groups
  • Referrals to services for youth and families
    • Housing
    • Health care
    • Behavioral health care
    • Recovery services for substance misuse
    • Employment
    • Legal service providers




How old do I need to be to get these services?

14 to 22 years of age.


Do you have to be Alaska Native to get help from this program?

No, Alaska Native and non-Native youth are eligible.


Are there any incentives for participants?

Yes, we are a strengths-based program, and we offer incentives for those who participate.


I’m not Alaska Native. Can I participate in cultural activities?



Recovery Services provides substance use assessments for those 12 years or older. This service aims to address concerns with drug and/or alcohol use/misuse and the potential need for further treatment.


Our Recovery Services department provides quality, culturally appropriate services to not only Alaska Native people residing in Anchorage, but to all individuals of all backgrounds, open from all areas of the state. 



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Healthy Youth Development

Our Tribal PREP program prepares youth for adulthood as they learn how decisions made today affect their future. Young people learn about improved health and well-being, financial literacy, career and educational planning, healthy adolescent development, and family planning resources, among other services.

Click here to review all of our youth services

Job Skills & Training

We offer a variety of career and job-training opportunities for youth, including scholarships, apprenticeships, and paid internships.

Click here to view all job skills & training opportunities 


Through public engagement, we connect at-risk individuals to support and referrals for substance abuse services, shelter, permanent housing, transportation, and other immediate needs.

Click here for a list of critical needs assistance.

Group Therapy

We offer a variety of group topics designed to motivate and educate individuals in understanding how alcohol and drugs affect their lives. Group counseling services provide support for increased self-awareness, avoiding self-destructive behaviors, understanding trauma and other barriers to treatment, developing recovery skills, relapse prevention, life-skills and healthy relationship development, cultural and community support services, and discharge planning.