OUR MISSIONYouth Diversion helps youth overcome challenges by: Providing prevention, intervention and educational services that divert youth from risk and support their ability to thrive.
OUR VISIONAll youth in our community are supported in making choices that contribute to their overall wellbeing, help them reach their potential and expand their leadership capacity.
The Youth Diversion Program is a Canadian registered charitable organization. Donations received by the Program are directed to support services in our prevention and early intervention programs. Administration costs are NOT funded through donation revenues.
The Youth Diversion Program is a charitable organization which has offered service to youth in the Kingston area since 1974. We value:
- Youth centred approach
- Professionalism & Leadership
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Our staff & volunteers
- People & relationships
- A belief in positive change
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Mentor volunteers work 1:1 to help youth to achieve goals established for the relationship. The purpose of mentoring is to help overcome the challenges of adolescence.
A prevention and intervention program that supports at-risk youth better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities.
Students who have been suspended or expelled from school receive academic and non-academic programming to assist reintegration to the learning environment.
Rebound is a ten week structured program in a fun environment designed to provide youth with the skills necessary to overcome the challenges of adolescence.
A counselling service which specializes in outreach treatment for youth who are experiencing any level of substance abuse, personally or with a family member.
Intersections is an early intervention program for youth who are at-risk of becoming justice-involved and provides supports to their families as needed.
Our Youth Justice Programs can be used to support youth who are aged 12 to 17 at the time of their offence who have been charged with a low risk offence.
(Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue) approach is a restorative practice that focuses on relationship building within LDSB school communities.
2022-2023 BOARD MEMBERS
CHRIS CARVALHOVice President
RYAN WAHABESecretary Treasurer
Sgt. Melanie JeffreysMember-at-Large
Dr. John LeveretteMember-at-Large
VacantMember at Large