The Youth at Risk Development (YARD) program has been working to reduce the number of at-risk-youth entering into and participating in gang activities. A recent evaluation has shown positive results coming from this project. An overview of the evaluation is available.
Innovative Solutions for Calgary’s Youth
The City of Calgary provides leading edge and community based youth justice services to Calgarians. We offer a broad range of justice services that span from crime prevention to effective intervention.
Our youth justice services:
- Prevent youth from offending or reoffending
- Connect youth and their families to meaningful resources
- Repair the harm that crime causes to victims
- Promote youth responsibility and accountability
- Improve community safety
- Help at-risk youth become successful citizens
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A Valuable Service
Very few young Calgarians are involved in the youth justice system. However, those who are can have a big impact in the community. Our services and partnership programs aim to address this impact in an effective manner to help the young offender, their family, and the affected community.
Calgary, in partnership with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, delivers youth justice services at a municipal level. This allows us to collaborate with local agencies to create custom youth justice solutions. Our youth probation officers are Registered Social Workers, which allows for an emphasis on linking youth to needed resources and ensures that issues at both individual and community level are addressed.