Justice Programs for Youth
The Justice team at St. Leonard's Community Services offers numerous programs that can help you if you have become involved with the legal system. The Youth Justice team has a variety of options specifically for helping young people who are between 12 and 18 years of age.
The goal of these services is to provide youth with alternative solutions to legal charges and formal court proceedings, so that they can avoid a criminal record or even potential jail time by taking responsibility and making amends for unlawful actions.
Some of these alternatives to the courts include volunteer hours and service in the community and paying restitution, as well as participating in counselling and workshops, training programs and education, and more.
Clients are referred to our services through a variety of sources. These include probation, the courts, and the police. Young people can also self-refer or be referred by the community, friends or family to our Youth Family Justice Counsellor.
If you would like more information about the Justice Team and our programs, please feel free to reach out.