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Reintegration Programs

Reintegration programming fills the gap between custody and community to change youth’s behaviours in challenging situations.

Youth Transition Services (YTS)

 

A COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION PROGRAM PREVENTING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FROM RETURNING TO YOUTH JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT.

YTS serves youth aged 12-21 living in low-income communities and at-risk of involvement with the law as well as those already involved with the Youth Justice System. Our team visits every youth justice facility in the Greater Toronto Area to support young people on their journey to reintegration.

Every person is unique, so each Reintegration Plan must be personalized to the youth’s requirements, challenges, goals, and interests. In collaboration with community resources, families, schools, and probation officers, the YTS team addresses the youth’s short and long-term needs to reintegrate and reduce their risk of re-offending.

Youth can participate in YTS for a variety of reasons. Some need support to register and complete their schooling to grow into their best selves. Others have been through trauma that no one should be left alone with, so they help with access to counselling and recreational activities that reconnect them with their neighbourhood. No matter the needs, Fernie’s YTS team is there for youth and their families, promoting safer communities for a lifetime.

 
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

The Youth Transition Services (YTS) Program is a service for young people that are in conflict with the law. Youth who are on probation, in custody, detention or another form of youth justice supervision may be referred to the program. Admission to the YTS Program can be voluntary or by a court or probation order.

Youth being referred to the YTS Program are required to participate for a minimum of 3-months. Our Service Plans run on a continuous 3-month cycle. This will support the participating youth with establishing a timeline to achieve service goals and to understand the expectations for program involvement.

REFERRAL PROCESS

We accept referrals from Probation Officers, Social Workers, Custody Facilities and other professionals working with youth. We also accept self-referrals from youth who are in need of our services. Previous youth justice involvement is a requirement for participating youth.

To make a referral or ask a question please contact

Renaldo Wall (Director of Community Services)

rwall@fernieyouth.ca or (416) 903-6846

The Community Access Program (CAP)

a transportation and supervision service for youth in a detention/custody facility.

CAP provides transportation support to Open Custody/Open Detention facilities throughout the GTA for youth to attend appointments, go to court, have home visits, and go to work or school. As an adjunct to facility transports, CAP is available when core staff are unable to transport.

Transports occur throughout the day, evenings and weekends for a variety of purposes. Youth gain increased community access for efficient transition from custody, assistance with continuity of personal care, and to bridge transportation gaps between youth and family while youth are residing in custody and detention centres.

Our team of CAP Drivers are dedicated Youth Workers with a specialization in the Youth Justice System.

Our goal is that this program will support participating youth with effective reintegration supports to aid in their transition back into the community. In addition, this service will help alleviate transportation and supervision cost pressures for the facilities requesting this service.

REQUESTING A RIDE / REFERRAL PROCESS

We accept referrals from Probation Officers, Social Workers, Custody Facilities and other professionals working with youth. We also accept self-referrals from youth who are in need of our services. Previous youth justice involvement is a requirement for participating youth.

To make a request or ask a question please contact the
Community Access Program at cap@fernieyouth.ca

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