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Youth Justice Committees of Ontario - Northwestern Ontario

Thunder Bay Youth Justice Committee

Update on services during COVID-19 outbreak
Interim direction for Youth Justice Open and Secure Facilities
Ontario continues to take decisive action to protect the health and safety of all people and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the following measures have been put into place in provincially-operated youth justice centres and in probation offices:
  • Enhanced screening processes have been implemented in all Directly Operated Youth Justice Facilities.
  • All personal visits and volunteer activities are cancelled. Approved personal visitors may maintain contact with youth by phone. Enhanced technology, such as video calling, where operationally available and operationally feasible, can be used for virtual visits with family.
  • Professional visits including legal counsel will continue although consideration should be given to alternative options such as the use of teleconferences.
  • All non-essential reintegration leaves are restricted until further notice.
  • Walk-in service is cancelled at all probation offices until further notice. Services will continue to be provided through the use of technology including telephone and email contact. Staff continue to have clients report by telephone and maintain case management supervision.
  • The Ministry has recommended similar measures be implemented by all service partners providing programming in communities throughout the province.
  • Brings together victims with young people alleged to have committed non-violent offences and their parents to negotiate an appropriate way for the young person to make amends for his or her actions
  • Provides an alternative to formal court proceedings
  • Provides an increased role for victims and communities in dealing with minor offences committed by persons who are prepared to be accountable
  • Indigenous youth who have committed a minor, first-time offense
  • Must be willing to participate in the program
  • Must be aware of their options and rights and be prepared to be accountable

Age Requirements: Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s);
Application Process
Must be referred by police or the Crown
Web Site
Dwayne Elliott, Program Coordinator
Phone: 807-345-5840 ext 250
Documents Required
No documents required
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
June 29, 2021
401 Cumberland St N
Thunder Bay, ON, P7A 4P7
Located within the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre on Cumberland St N and Clavet St
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Hours of Operation
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Thunder Bay