Banyan is a not-for-profit organization serving youth in conflict with the law, children and seniors/adults with disabilities. Since 1978, an integral part of our service portfolio has been Youth Justice. The organization has two secure-custody, residential detention centres, Arrell Youth Centre (AYC) and Peninsula Youth Centre (PYC) and an open-custody residential program, George R. Force (GRF) Group Home. Banyan has developed a strong infrastructure to support high-risk youth who have been placed by the court into our secure and open facilities. Specialized programs and services offer youth new learning opportunities to increase their skills and abilities, improve and change negative behaviour, increase youth engagement with supports and decrease re-offending to ensure public safety. Banyan promotes the successful reintegration of youth back into their communities. Our multidisciplinary clinical support team and staff work closely with the youth; mentoring and caring for them with the utmost respect and dignity.
Serving youth in conflict
with the law