Youth Justice

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Many youth who come into conflict with the law face multiple challenges that put them at risk for criminal behaviour, including but not limited to emotional and behavioural disorders, learning disabilities, parental abuse and neglect, and poverty. On the other hand, some offences may be committed by youth mainly due to lack of maturity.

Springboard delivers a number of youth justice programs in the community that, in keeping with the principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), hold youth accountable for their behaviour through measures that are proportionate to the seriousness of the alleged offense.

“They believed in me when nobody else did.”Hamid, former Attendance Program Client