Youth Services Programs
|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||Wellington St N and King St E|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||Choices is an interactive eight session prevention program based on best practices. The program includes eight sessions and each session is ninety minutes in duration. Choices is designed for both males and females ages 12-17 years of age. It is a cognitive behaviour based program with a focus on important social skills relating to the cost and consequences of making good and bad decisions. Delivery methods include discussions, role plays, movies and written assignments. Topics include decision making and problem solving, peer pressure, influence of the media, anger management and conflict resolution. For more information please contact Sara Schofield at 905-522-4446 ext 299 or email@example.com |
The Extrajudicial Measures Program is designed to divert youth from the formal justice system. Referrals are made by the Hamilton Police Service. Officers can refer a youth who has been apprehended during the investigation of a criminal offence. All young people must agree to accept responsibility for their actions and participate in a program to make amends and learn from the situation. Assistance is provided in the areas of anti-shoplifting, aggression management and cognitive skills development. Assigned measures are tailored to each client's ability and specific offence. Measures can include charitable work, written assignments, counselling programs, restitution, apologies or personal service. This program serves youth 12 to 17 years of age. For more information please contact Kim Gibson-Chalmers at 905-522-4446 ext 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program is designed to divert first or second time offenders referred by the Crown Attorney, between the ages of 12-17 who have committed selected criminal offences, from proceeding through the regular court process. All young people must agree to accept responsibility for their actions. Once certain assigned sanctions are completed by the youth, the charge is stayed by the court. Assigned sanctions are tailored to each client's ability and specific offence. Sanctions can include charitable work, written assignments, counselling programs, restitution, apologies or personal service. For more information please contact Kim Gibson-Chalmers at 905-522-4446 ext 230 or email@example.com.
Youth Justice Committee involves trained community members who meet with victims, young people 12 to 17 years of age accused of minor, non-violent offences, and their parents, to negotiate an appropriate way for the young person to make amends for his or her actions. The Committee may develop and implement alternatives to formal court proceedings, either on referral by police or the Crown Attorney. Examples of alternate interventions include community service, restitution and counselling programs. All young people must agree to accept responsibility for their actions, and to apologize to the victim. For more information please contact Kim Gibson-Chalmers at 905-522-4446 ext 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Support Program is designed to explore and discuss effective parenting strategies that can be helpful for parents to assist their children to constructively deal with the issues they may encounter during their adolescent years.
The program offers three different components, which are all accessible to parents. The first and second components are telephone support or individual support for parents who want to talk about the struggles they are having, to brainstorm solutions or strategies to deal with the situation they have encountered, or develop plans to deal with patterns of behaviour they are seeing in their young person either over the telephone or scheduling a time to meet individually with a Youth Worker.
The third component is Parent Support Groups. Parents will be provided an opportunity to network with other parents who may be experiencing similar challenges. Topics that are explored include maintaining healthy relationships with youth, setting limits and boundaries, advocating for youth in the Education and Youth Justice Systems, asset building, communication strategies, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution. Other youth service providers in the community also share their expertise to discussions with parents and answer questions.
For more information, please contact Sara Thrower at 905-522-4446 ext 307 or email@example.com.
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) uses fun and interactive session to share information. Within the content of the program is information and skill development that will allow participants to make responsible decisions. Participants can get involved as a guest during one of the talk shows, compete head to head in a basketball shoot our and share what they have learned in an interactive goal setting session. The program is for youth ages 14-19 and includes 12 sessions of approximately 60 minutes each and can be offered in community locations. Topics include active listening, stereo typing, myths and denial, chemical dependency, stress management, self control, decision making, positive and negative thoughts, perspectives, commitment, and use cessation.
Each program is facilitated by a Certified Program Facilitator that has been trained by a representative from the University of Southern California, the developers of the Towards No Drug Abuse Program. The TND program has been designated an evidence based, Blueprint Program by the Center for Study and Prevention of Violence. For more information, please contact Erin Buckle at 905-522-4446 ext 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Areas Served||Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 12 year(s) - 23 year(s)|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (3) CANNON ; (5) DELAWARE - STONEY CREEK|
|Fees||Sliding Scale, Some programs are free. Some have a fee attached|
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services|
|Service Categories||Alcohol Abuse Education/Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Anger Management ~ Adolescents ; Bullying Prevention ~ Adolescents ; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ~ Anger/Violence Issues ; Community Service Orders ~ Young Offenders ; Conflict Resolution Training ~ Adolescents ; Court Ordered Victim Restitution Services ~ Young Offenders ; Drug Abuse Education/Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Intensive Supervision of Offenders ~ Young Offenders ; Juvenile Delinquency Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ~ Court Ordered Individuals ; Juvenile Diversion ; Leadership Development ~ At Risk Youth ; Smoking Education/Prevention ; Victim/Offender Mediation Programs ~ Young Offenders ; Youth Violence Prevention|
|Subjects||Advisory groups ; Advocacy ; Anger management ; Children ; Community service orders ; Correctional facilities ; Correctional services ; Counselling ; Crime prevention ; Crime victims ; Drug addiction ; Offenders ; Parole ; Personal growth programs ; Probation ; Self esteem ; Shoplifting ; Young offenders ; Youth|