Youth Justice

Youth Justice Services

We provide the Youth Court Mental Health Worker (YCMHW) Program and the Positive Options Program to identified youth who are involved in the justice system. 

Youth12 to17 years of age may be referred to our YCMHW program.  We offer a mental health identification and consultation service to youth and their families, Crown Attorneys, defense/duty council and Youth Court Judges.  We intervene at the earliest possible stage of the youth’s involvement with the justice system to determine suitability for diversion.

Through the Positive Options Program we assess risk factors that contribute to the youth re-offending under the law and provide assistance to help reduce that risk.

Please note that as a result of COVID-19 safety precautions our Walk-In Clinics and County Mental Health Clinics are on hold however, our services remain OPEN.  To schedule an appointment or find out more, please contact our Intake Dept. at (519) 337-3701.