CTYS’s Youth Justice programs support young people who are serving a youth order and/or have matters before the youth court. YJ programs connect with youth who are facing a range of complex challenges in their homes, neighbourhoods, schools and communities.
Whether youth have been charged and are seeking bail, have had their court matter diverted, are serving a custodialsentence or are on probation, our professionally staffed YJ programs offer guidance, counselling and comprehensive support to young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering. CTYS delivers established YJ programs and services that generate measurable results.
How do I access these services?
RSVP and EEJS clients enter the program as a result of a youth court order and are referred by Toronto probation officers at youth court. ERSP clients are sanctioned by the Toronto youth courts as part of a bail ordercondition. YJOP, Transitions and TMHC clients are referred by Toronto youth probation officers. In all cases, youth must consent and make a commitment to participate in the program.
With the exception of ERSP, for all other CTYS Youth Justice referrals contact:
YJ Intake Coordinator
FAX referrals to: 416-924-2930
Or contact Lori Brklacich 416-924-2100 ext. 230
WATCH Youth Justice Family Work
TMHC is a brief assessment, brief counselling, consultation and brief service for youth when probation officers are concerned that there may be a mental health issue impeding a young person’s functioning in the community.
Assessments for young people with low level sexual offending behaviours will also be offered. Youth probation officers in Toronto can refer to the program.
Transitions is a shorter term community based program for youth who are serving a custodial sentence (e.g. CCSO, DCSO, CSO). In partnership with Toronto probation officers Transitions workers provide outreach counselling supports to youth in a Toronto facility. Youth probation officers in Toronto can refer to the program.
YJOP provides outreach counselling supports to young people who are serving a youth probation order. In partnership with Toronto probation officers YJOP workers develop a case management plan in collaboration with the young person. Youth probation officers in Toronto can refer to the program.
ERSP is a bail support program for youth who require additional supports to be released on a bail with ERSP mandated as a bail condition. ERSP provides outreach counselling supports to youth in their community for up to 6 months. Service providers at court, duty counsel, defense lawyers, probation officers, detention/custody staff, parents and youth can refer to the program.
To make a referral to ERSP contact: ERSP Intake
Carol Skacel 647-878-9764
EEJS is an Enhanced Extra-Judicial Sanction (EJS) that provides counselling supports to youth whose charges are being addressed through Diversion. The young person is referred to the program by a 311 Jarvis youth court probation officer as a diversion matter at the recommendation of Crown and Duty counsel.
RSVP is an Extra-Judicial Sanction (EJS) that provides counselling supports to youth who have been charged with domestic violence related offences against parents, siblings, dating partners and peers in their schools. The young person is referred to the program by a Toronto court probation officer as a Diversion matter at the discretion of Crown and Duty Counsel.