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The About Face Program

About Face is a diversion program for youth ages 12 to 17 whose behaviour has brought them into conflict with authority figures such as parents, teachers or police. The program encourages young people to take responsibility for their behaviour and shows them the advantages of positive life choices.

This free, four hour interactive workshop is held every month (subject to the number of registrants) on a Saturday morning, at the Marda Loop Community Centre (3130 - 16th Street SW). The About Face Program is delivered in partnership between the Calgary Police Service and other organizations helping youth.

Register a teen to attend this workshop by calling the registration line at 403-428-8288.

Who can make a referral?

Police officers, parents, teachers or other adults can refer a teen who may benefit from the workshop. Youth participation in the program is voluntary. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend with the youth.

School Presentations

A one hour, multimedia presentation is available for delivery to youth, grades 5 to 9. The presentation explores positive decision making and the effects of crime. It encourages young people to take responsiblity for their behaviour and shows them the advantages of positive life choices.  
Contact us to book a presentation, or for further information.