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YOUTH JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM
The CLP YOUTH JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM

Who does this serve? – At-risk youth of all ages
Purpose:
To ensure community well-being and social development through programs on crime prevention.
Bridge the gap between youth and police to build a culture of peace, understanding and mutual respect.
 Build confidence by empowering youth through sports and Youth Justice Presentations.

Objectives:

We believe the key to crime prevention is social development. By addressing the underlying social problems disadvantaged youth face; we can correct the life course of youth before deviant behavior develops. Sociological literature argues that youth are not yet committed to a set of values drifting between conventionality and criminality. With this skill set, we believe the youth we serve will be able to overcome the various risk factors they encounter in their daily lives and drift toward a more conventional and constructive life path.

Program Overview:

The Youth Justice Program is designed to engage youth through a series of Youth Justice Presentations and workshops by notable law enforcement officers, educators and community organizers.
This program will create a forum whereby information will be shared on lessons learned and opportunities to support youth involved in guns, gangs and drugs and the criminal justice.
The program will include: Understand their legal obligations when stopped and questioned by the Police, their legal rights if arrested by the Police and the consequences of having a Youth Record.

Our Mandate

To provide preventative, positive life strategies to dissuade youth from making negative choices that may lead to violence and contact with the criminal justice system.

EMPOWER
youth through leadership training and mentoring programs designed to develop the skills necessary for success and social integration.

EDUCATE and foster community awareness through workshops on life skills, and crime prevention.

SUPPORT
those in need through counseling, employment training, and workshops in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and resume assistance and interview preparation.

INTEGRATE
all members of the community through teaching the understanding and acceptance of all the groups that enrich Canada’s diverse cultural landscape.

Our Aim:
To activate the dormant potential of communities at risk, to facilitate full self-actualization, to dramatically enhance the quality of life of the citizenry and to once again connect-up the relations, exemplars and educators that once participated in community formation.
Value:
Building Character Communities – creativity, integrity, faith, prudence, respect, tolerance.
Target Group:
We are non-culture specific and serve "at risk" youth in general but we are presently placing some emphasis on youth from the Black/Afro-Canadian community due to numerous researches that show this community as having an extremely high needs rate.



 
 
 
 
 







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