Youth Justice Programs: Connections, Turnabout, Praxis, Intensive Supervision and Support (ISSP) and Coastline Challenges
Coastline Challenges Camp is an approved Provincial Youth Justice Program that offers an intensive outdoor program for male and female youth on probation aged 13 to 18. The camp is a wilderness-based 26-day program, which is physically demanding and operates year-round in all types of weather. The intent is to use the outdoors as a means to learn and practice cooperation, communication, anger management skills, develop self-esteem, and character along the way. Courses include mountaineering, hiking, canoeing, and work projects.
Turnabout is a community based care home program for male, female, and transgender youth, aged 12 to 18, who are on probation and experiencing difficulties with their family or Ministry placement. While in the program youth work toward increasing their life skills and where appropriate bridging the gap between them and their families. A Youth Support Worker is available to support the youth toward their goals.
Connections is a community-based, court ordered monitoring program for both males and females aged 12 to 18, which provides an effective alternative to the incarceration of youth. Youth must be willing to follow a court order, attend school or a day program, and be deemed "manageable risk" to the community. The program offers, as appropriate to the individual youth’s situation:
Intensive Support & Supervision Program (ISSP) provides service to youth involved in the Criminal Justice System with the overall goal to reduce youth involvement in crime and to optimize their health and well-being. Youth Support Workers assist the youth in becoming involved in school and/or vocational training, teach life skills and encourage appropriate leisure pursuits. Community referrals, on-going support, and after-care services are also offered to the youth and their caregivers. There are currently four workers servicing the areas of Saanich, Victoria (also serving Sidney), and the Western Communities.
Praxis focuses on building life-skills utilizing informal education practice. A balance of internal and community work projects, recreation activities and academics are incorporated to build on the youth’s resiliency. Praxis is an environment of structured and unstructured activity, using teachable moments to support the development of life skills. By supporting successes and assets, the goal of Praxis is to build social competency, self-efficacy and positive relationships. Youth accepted into this program are between 13-18 years of age. Referrals are placed by either a youth's Social Worker or Probation Officer with legal guardian consent.
Ages: 12-18 yrs
May. 3, 2013
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