The Attendance Centre Program is an alternative to custody program under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). It allows a young person to remain in the community, to participate in a structured and supervised program. The program encompasses a wide variety of opportunities for youth to learn and develop new skills, while maintaining a closely supervised setting to ensure the safety of the youth and the community.
Education Forward is also offered to youth participating in the Attendance Centre Program. Education Forward is an opportunity for youth who are not enrolled in a traditional school program to participate in an alternative learning environment, while providing intensive one-to-one support.
- Male youth between their 12th and 18th birthday, at the time of the offence
- Male youth who may have been considered by the courts for a short- term custody sentence
- Male youth who do not pose a risk to the community
- Male youth who do not require intensive supervision, but do require additional assistance with particular aspects of living and can be held accountable and benefit from participation in a community-based program