How can the program help you?

Clinicians provide quality court-ordered assessment and treatment services. The YFPS clinic is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including counsellors, psychiatric social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists. Typically treatment is provided following assessments and may include specialized programs for sexual and violent offences as well as more generalized mental health services for youth. Treatment may take the form of individual, group and family therapy depending on needs as identified during the assessment process. Our clinic also provides treatment services to youth from out of region who are residing in our Full-Time Attendance Program and Youth Justice Beds.

The standard expected outcome of the program is to create opportunities for youth to understand how they came to be involved in the criminal justice system and develop strategies to address the influences on their decision to commit an offence. Youth will have an opportunity to move towards a healthy life and away from negative patterns of behaviour.

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