Point in Time offers services for those youth ages 12 to 17 years of age who have come in conflict with the law. Normally referrals will come from a probation officer or other people associated with the Criminal Justice System such as police, Crown attorneys or duty counsel.
PinT usually has two or three staff who help administer the program. We have a Differential Response worker who provided one on one support to the client and/or family to help address such issues as conflict resolution or anger management. We also have an Attendance Centre for those youth who have been ordered to attend community programming for up to 240 hours. This referral is usually done by a Probation Officer and the youth comes once per week to fulfill his hours to a program specifically matched to meet his or her need. And the program also offers a youth mental health court worker who can again match programming needs with whatever the court or client may be asking for in order for the client to benefit from that level of support and keep them from further involvement with the court system.
And finally, because of the high degree of confidentiality of all youth who are involved in the youth justice system, only the specific staff who are affiliated with the programs and the managers in the agency have access to their files so that their issues remain private and confidential unless they should choose to give informed consent to share that information with others outside that immediate circle.