Creating a Positive Path for Aboriginal Youth
Justice programs offered by WJS Canada focus on protecting society while helping and encouraging offenders to take responsibility for their behaviour and, when possible, repair the harm they have caused. We offer services for First Nations and Metis youth ranging from open custody, attendance and intensive supervision programs to community work skills development programs. All are designed to bring offenders back into the community as motivated contributors. The services we provide use traditional practices and build on individual strengths and competencies as well as resources within the family and community. Individual program plans are personalized and holistic, and comply with best practices and applicable standards. Supports are based on the degree of intervention required, and consider the cultural diversity of the offenders.
Our youth justice programs balance academic, social, citizenship and other life skills development with recreation in a culturally sensitive setting. We focus on safety and well-being and fully involve the family and community support networks that are key to positive change. A core team of the prime caregiver, program manager, social workers, probation officers, and other professionals develops and carries out a case management plan designed in the best interests of each individual we serve. We engage and enhance the communities supporting our efforts.