Extra–Judicial Measures and Extra-Judicial Sanctions Program

What need is addressed by the program?

This client-centered program is for youth ages 12-17 and their families who have come in contact with the law and are ordered by a Police Officer or Youth Court to attend this program.  The Extra-Judicial Measures and Extra-Judicial Sanctions programming provides counselling and support to help reduce the risk of future involvement in the youth criminal justice system.   This program works in partnership with Elizabeth Fry Society and can provide support to youth in our office setting, the youth’s school or the community.  The typical length of service is 6 weeks to 3 months, depending on the youth’s sanctions/measures.

What will the program help me achieve?

The program will assist clients to:

  • develop a greater understanding of their strengths and challenges
  • learn tools and strategies that support improvement with identified challenges and overall functioning
  • become more aware of available community and other resources

What are the major service activities of the program?

The EJM/EJS Program involves 3 major service activities as follows:

  1. An initial assessment period to establish client needs and goals
  2. Individual counselling and/or manualized programs, community learning HUB and youth justice programs
  3. Advocacy and community collaboration with service providers

Where is the program located / available?

The program is offered by New Path in:

  • South Simcoe
  • Barrie
  • Angus
  • Tottenham
  • Innisfil

How do I access this program?

Referrals are made to this program directly from Elizabeth Fry Society.

Who provides service in this program?

Counselling is provided by an Attendance Centre Worker.

Is there a cost for this program?

No, this service is funded by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services (Youth Justice Division).