Point in Time’s Youth Justice services serve youth 12 to 17 years of age who have come into conflict with the law. Referrals come from a probation officer, police officers, crown attorneys and self-made referrals.
Our youth justice team usually has two or three staff who help administer the programs. Our current Youth Justice Services offered are :
Our Attendance Centre is available for youth who have been ordered to attend community programming, Counselling or topic specific programming (substance abuse, anger awareness, life and social skill building etc.) 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 requirements and supports available. Some of these supports are assisting connecting youth to our internal programs such as diversion, Counselling, External Addiction supports. It may also include supporting youth in understanding the court process and their disclosure. Supports in connecting youth with legal aid and duty counsel are also available through our YMHCW
EJM (Extra Judicial Measures)
Our EJM program provides community-based pre-charge measures where a young person can be 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 have been authorized by the Attorney General.
Our reintegration supports provide services to address specific needs of young persons (12-17) 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 the 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.