The Youth Mental Health Court Worker at PinT is responsible for the following programs:
- Reintegration provides services to address specific needs of young persons (12-17) and to support rehabilitation and reintegration of YP back into their community.
- EJM (Extra Judicial Measures) provides community based pre-charge measures where a YP can be adequately be dealt with by police warning, caution or referral to a community based program.
- EJS (Extra Judicial Sanctions) provides community based post-charge sanctions where a YP cannot adequately be dealt with by police warning, caution or referral to a community based program. These sanctions have been authorized by the Attorney General.
- Youth Mental Health Court Worker establishes contacts with community-based services to divert youth with serious mental health needs and in conflict with the law to community-based mental health resources and services. In collaboration with the youth, caregivers, mental health service providers, members of the justice system, other community-based services, and key individuals, the Court Worker expedites referrals to the mental health system to minimize involvement in the justice system.
- Employment Life Skills (also known as Differential Response) provides intensive support over a short period of time to help youth in such areas as conflict resolution, relationship building skills, and seeking employment.