These programs receive referrals from Probation Services for young persons who have been convicted of an offence while under the age of 18 and received a court ordered disposition to participate.
The Community Support Team began in 1995 as a new program in the four counties of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Halliburton, and Northumberland. The program mandate is to provide community based services, including clinical and non-clinical supports, to high risk young offenders to assist in rehabilitation and reintegration into their home communities with the intention of reducing re-offending.
The Intensive Supervision and Support Program began in 2006 as an optional YCJA sentence which is accessed as a court ordered condition of Probation. The mandate is to provide a rehabilitative alternative to custody for young persons with identified serious mental health issues and/or developmental delays who have been found guilty of an offence warranting custody and who would be considered extremely vulnerable in a custodial setting.
Both programs are based on a “wrap around” approach that allows for the development of a comprehensive, holistic, individualized service plan for the child and family which is driven by the particular needs of each client that brings to bear all of the needed treatment services and supports.