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John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area

Youth Services

Kim Gibson-Chalmers , Manager, Youth Services
Areas Served Hamilton (City of); Burlington; and surrounding area
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
LanguageEnglish; Interpretive Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
FeesNone; Program; Some programs are free, some are fee-based and offered on a sliding scale
Agency Type Non Profit;Registered Charity
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654 Barton St E
Hamilton ON L8L 3A2
On bus routes

Provides direct service to youths who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, who are at risk of becoming involved and/or their families.

Services include:

Aggression Management Program

Choices: Cognitive Skills For Youth At Risk

Crime Prevention Program

Extrajudicial Measures Program

Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)

Neighbourhood Clean Team Program

Family Support Program

Youth Justice Committee

Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)

Gang Prevention Resource Guide

Restorative Justice Project

HWDSB Cognitive Programming Initiative

HWDSB Youth Worker Contract for the Grade 12 and 12+ initiative and the Urban Priorities Initiative

Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)

YARD (Youth at Risk Development) Program

Restorative Justice Project

Beasley Youth Asset Development Initiative

Foundation Program


Age 12 years to 23 years


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