Youth Justice Program
“Targeted diversion program for Black youth in north west Toronto”
The Youth Justice program is culturally relevant program that serves Black youth ages 12-20 who live in the Neighborhood Improvement Areas (NIAs). The program provides support to youth complete Extra Judicial Measures, get charges dropped and restore harm done to the community.
The program employs holistic, trauma and strength based approach, aims to divert Black youth from entering jails and helps address the overrepresentation of Black in the justice system. We work with the youth with goals of helping them turn their lives around, restoring harm done to the community and addressing the risk factors that funnel many of our young people into the justice system.