John Howard Society of Toronto

Youth Services

H.I.P.P. HELPING INDIVIDUALS PLAN POSITIVELY

Committed in providing a person-centered approach which is flexible and based on effective communications, that is holistic, and culturally relevant.

HiPP is a youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. This program focuses on helping these young people build the skills to meet educational, employment and personal goals there by reducing the likelihood of conflict with the law. HIPP strives to find proactive solutions to solve the problems of youth violence in neighborhoods and families.

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Crossroads Youth Program (CYP)

In partnership with the National African Integration and Families Association (NAIFA) this program provides coordinated and integrated support services focused on preventing youth from engaging in criminal behaviours. CYP is an African-Caribbean youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. Through individualized case management and group programming youth have access to positive social and personal development opportunities. Culturally specific programming is incorporated to reduce the over-representation of Toronto’s most marginalized youth. Support is also provided to families and communities that are impacted by youth violence.