Point in Time’s Youth Justice services serve youth 12 to 18 years of age who have come into conflict with the law. Referrals come from: probation officers, police officers, crown attorneys and self-made referrals.
Our youth justice programs offered are as follows :
Attendance Centre: The Attendance Centre provides support and counseling to youth 12-18 years of age who are mandated to attend by their probation officer and/or the Courts. Participants attend for up to six months or a maximum of 240 hours of service and are engaged in a range of supports and interventions from life skills, anger management, community programming, developing social skills and helping in literacy work.
This referral is usually done by a Probation Officer or the youth’s diversion worker. Our programs are specifically matched to meet both the youths’ unique needs and their probation/sanction requirements.
Youth Mental Health Court Worker : Our Youth Mental Health Court Worker offers support to youth and their families in navigating the justice system and connecting them to available supports specific to their needs. Some of these supports may include but are not limited to: connecting youth to duty counsel, Legal Aid, Receiving & understanding their disclosure packages and referring to our internal programs such as, Counselling, External Addiction supports, Diversion programs (Mental Health/EJS), Employment Supports
EJM (Extra Judicial Measures) Our EJM program provides community-based pre-charge measures where a young person can adequately be dealt with by police warning, caution or referral to a community based program. This program is referred to by a Police Officer.
EJS (Extra Judicial Sanctions) Our EJS program provides community based post-charge sanctions where a young person cannot adequately be dealt with by police warning, caution or referral to a community-based program. These sanctions are authorized by the Attorney General by way of the youth justice court appearance.
Reintegration Our reintegration supports provide services to address specific needs of young persons (12-18) who are transitioning out of the youth justice system, The main goal of this
services is to support rehabilitation and reintegration of the young person back into their community and mainstream community support services.
Its important to note that due to 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 their managers in the agency have access to their files so that their files remain private and confidential unless they should choose to give informed consent to share that information with others outside that immediate circle.
Differential Response This program aims to provide intensive, flexible supports to youth ages 12 through 18 who may be at increased risk for involvement with Child Welfare and/or the Youth Justice System because of complex social and personal problems. For more information on our differential response program please see our program tab under youth services
For any questions or youth justice referral inquiries please contact our Youth Justice Team Lead Shelby MacMillan 705-457-5345 Ext. 115 Shelbym@pointintime.ca
Due to 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.