John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Youth Intervention Centre

Attendance Centre

The Attendance Centre provides intensive individual support, counselling and programming to youth involved on an active Youth Probation Order.

Evidence-based programming and crisis management are provided in the following areas:

Anger Management & Anti-Violence
Substance Education and Intervention
Education Support
Life Skills, Making Positive Choices & Health Relationships
Self Injury & Suicide Individual Counselling
TAPP-C (arson prevention program)

Model of service delivery includes:

Risk Assessment Youth and Caregiver Education Home Safety Check Fire Safety Education (Fire Department) After completion of the program you will be contacted at 1 month and 1 year for a follow-up to determine if further support and education is required.


Extrajudicial Measures

The Extrajudicial Measures program partners with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police, to assist youth through a pre-charge diversion program while holding them accountable for their actions.

Extrajudicial Sanctions

The Extrajudicial Sanctions program partners with the City of Kawartha Lake’s Youth Crown’s Office and Youth Justice Committee, to assist youth through a diversion program as an alternative to the formal court process.

Parental Support and Information

This is an evidence-based program to engage, explain, explore, experience, and empower parents / caregivers of youth enrolled in the Youth Intervention Centre to learn skills for engaging their teen and building their relationship.

Some topics include:

Effective communication Setting limits and consequences Handling stress and anger Problem solving Parents / caregivers are encouraged to participate in the following ways:

Attend intake and other meetings Communication with Program Coordinators Encourage youth attendance and participation.


Supporting at-risk youth returning to the community following a period of detention. This collaborative initiative involves the Youth Intervention Centre, Youth Probation Services, Custody / Detention Facilities.

Towards a Healthy Future

A life skills and education-based cooking program for youth ages 8-15 who are experiencing the effects of poverty.

Youth in Transition Worker

Transition workers offer one to one support to youth referred Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society as they prepare to move out of care to independent living in the community.