YOUCAN Edmonton

YOUCAN offers youth programs in Edmonton, including: OUTREACH Relentless Youth Outreach Workers; connecting and building relationships with at-risk youth. EMPLOYABILITY Verto, a 15 week pre-employability skills program for youth (check out the brochure) LEADERSHIP Step Up and Step In, a youth engagement, leadership and empowerment program geared toward the prevention of youth violence and criminal activity. Includes media arts. MENTORING The YOUCAN … Continue reading

Youth Charged or Found Guilty of a Crime

If you are 12-17 years old, and have been charged or found guilty of a Crime, here are some links that may be helpful: Resources and Supports BearPaw Youth Criminal Justice Resource Centre (has videos and podcasts) Programs for Young Offenders (Solicitor General) Edmonton Public Schools programming for Young Offenders Young Offender therapy, counseling, life skills  Edmonton Young Offenders Book … Continue reading

Fine Options Program: work off your fines instead of paying them or going to jail.

The Fine Option Program allows you to work off your fines by performing community work service when you cannot pay your fines and would normally have to serve time in jail for default. Not all fines are eligible to be worked off in the program. Contact your local probation office for more details. How much money do I make towards … Continue reading

Alternative Measures Program: Avoid a Criminal Record!

The Alternative Measures Program is an alternative to judicial (court) proceedings with persons alleged to have committed minor offences. It may be offered to first and second time adult offenders instead of a formal court process. If the individual acknowledges guilt and is interested in the program, an agreement is signed which stipulates what the offender must do to … Continue reading

Stop Shoplifting

Stop Shoplifting is a John Howard Society Program for Youth A one day course offered to young males and females (17 and under).  The workshop includes: the law surrounding shoplifting, motivations and stressors, who is affected? and making a plan to stop shoplifting.  The workshop is offered at the Edmonton John Howard Society.  Please contact … Continue reading

REE*START

 REE*START is a John Howard Society youth program that offers: Resources – assistance getting I.D. and training for employment, referrals to services. Education Employment – resumes, employment coaching, job search, interview techniques,  Support – you set the goals, they will support you to achieve them through advocacy and referral. Teaching Advocacy Respect Transition REE*START is open to … Continue reading