Mentorship, advocacy and conflict resolution for youth transitioning into the community from the Calgary Young Offender Centre

Through a one-on-one, trauma-centred approach, our Community Youth Integration Advocate and Family Conflict Facilitator will:

  • Build relationships with youth and their families two months prior to the youth’s release

  • Work with parents and other natural supports to repair harmed relationships

  • Assist youth to set positive goals for successful reintegration into the community

  • Assess and assist with basic needs (food, clothes, identification, etc.)

  • Provide intensive systems navigation including school, employment, probation, arts and recreational opportunities, cultural activities, etc.

By supporting youth in their reintegration into the community, youth learn to take responsibility for their actions and work towards positive future goals, leading to a reduction in criminal behaviour, making the community safer.