Programs

Achievement St. Lawrence Observation & Detention Home
Achievement St Lawrence Observation & Detention Home is an 8 bed, male facility. The primary function is to serve as an intake point for young persons in conflict with the law 12-17 years of age remanded into detention.

In addition, open custody admissions are accepted when bed space permits. Counselling group work and school programs are all provided on site. Admissions and referrals are contingent upon the YCJA legislative criteria.

Catherine Oxford, CYW, BA
Facility Manager
Phone: 613-542-1812 x 300
Fax: 613-542-8312
Email:
catherine@slya.ca

Community Support Services
The CST offers intensive, short term and flexible support to 12-17 year old persons in conflict with the law. A range of individualized programs are offered based on their criminogenic needs as well as the youth and family’s strengths and resources. The CST Specialists cover topics including emotion management, problem solving, life skills, crisis support, family support, substance use counselling, school and employment support, positive relationship building and other areas of need. Referrals are made by youth probation officers. The CST serves six county regions including: Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Lanark and Leeds & Grenville.

Intensive Support and Supervision Program
The ISSP is a sentencing option under the YCJA. It is an alternative to custody that provides intensive services in a community setting to youth with serious mental health issues who would likely have been sentenced to custody but can be appropriately supported and supervised in the community. The ISSP Specialists are supervised by a psychologist and work with the youth and the family to implement individualized programming that target areas that reduce the likelihood of recidivism. The program provides clinically proven and skill oriented programming, mental health stabilization, crisis support, advocacy and liaises with community agencies such as CAS, Children’s Mental Health Services, doctors, schools, and youth justice agencies. The ISSP serves six county regions including: Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addignton, Frontenac, Lanark and Leeds & Grenville.

Youth Justice Family Worker Program
The Youth Justice Family Worker provides support to the families of youth in conflict with the law to support rehabilitation and address situations that put youth at risk for re-offending. The YJFW delivers high quality support services for families of young persons aged 12-17  in conflict with the law in their homes and schools and in the community at large. We offer a range of individualized programs based on their criminogenic needs as well as the youth and family’s strengths and resources. Youth/families are  referred by the Youth Diversion Program. The YJFW program serves the Kingston, Frontenac Region.

Deborah Hendy, MEd
Director of Community Services
Phone: 613-542-9634 x 203
Fax: 613-542-3508
Email:
dhendy@slya.ca

Medical Services
Marina Kanellos-Sutton, RN BScN PHC-NP
Chief of Health Care
Phone: 613-384-4869 xt 104
Fax: 613-384-5443
Email:
nurse@slya.ca

Dr. Richard Van Wylick
Consulting Paediatrician

Dr. Richard Van Wylick collaborates with SLYA to develop a medical services for high risk youth in care. He joined the St Lawrence Youth Association clinical team as consulting paediatrician in 2000.

Sundance
Sundance is a 10 bed secure detention/custody facility for female youth in conflict with the law 12-17 years of age. Counseling, school programs and group work are provided on site. Admission are contingent upon the YCJA legislative criteria.

Norm Simpson
Facility Manager
Phone: 613-384-4869 xt 103
Fax: 613-384-5341
Email:
norm@slya.ca

Bailiff / Transportation
The bailiff programme provides transportation to and from custody for young persons in conflict with the law as referred by probation services.

Shawn Avery
Bailiff/Video Remand Team Leader/DCW
Phone: 613-384-4869 xt 113
Fax: 613-384-5341
Email:
shawn@staff.slya.ca

Girl's Moving On Program
Joanna Frost-Howard 
GMO Facilitator/DCW
Phone: 613-384-4869 xt 115
Fax: 613-384-5341
Email: 
joannaf@staff.slya.ca

Reintegration Program
Cheryl Paquette
Reintegration Worker /DCW
Phone: 613-384-4869 xt 116
Fax: 613-384-8873
Email: 
pcheryl@staff.slya.ca