Banyan’s youth justice residential programs are designed for young males aged 12-18, who have been found guilty of an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) or have been charged of committing an offense that is serious in nature so that the young person cannot remain in the community under their own recognizance.
The program falls under the mandate of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). Its mission is to strive to make a difference for children and at-risk youth in Ontario by improving outcomes through supporting a continuum of evidence-based programming and building strong partnerships with youth, families, communities and governments. We seek to promote rehabilitation and positive reintegration back in to the community by providing cognitive-based pro-social programming and skill-based recreational activities that promote self-esteem and challenge existing thought processes.
Banyan provides both open and secure custody/detention programs.
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