On Point Program
Youturn –Youth Support Services provides targeted services to young people between the ages of 12-21 who are at high risk of involvement in gang activity through the On Point program.
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The On Point program is a Gang Prevention/Intervention program for youth between 12-21. Delivered in partnership with the John Howard Society of Ottawa, the program provides intervention services to support gang involved youth and/or youth at risk of future involvement in gang activities.
Gang prevention and intervention services are provided based on the needs and strengths of each youth, family and community. Intervention services include the provision of individualized community based counselling for youth and their families. Prevention services are aimed at limiting future gang involvement.
Intensive intervention supports are provided by Youturn – Youth Support youth workers, and prevention services are delivered by trained facilitators through our partner, the John Howard Society of Ottawa.
On Point Program Service Model
The Gang Prevention/Intervention program model provides intensive services for youth, their siblings and families targeting a reduction in recidivism and future gang involvement.
Holistic support for families is provided through individualized counselling, increasing access to education, training and employment opportunities, supporting health relationships, assistance with substance abuse and/or mental health, and support for parents and family members to enhance their abilities and skills to be an active participant in preventing their children from further involvement in criminal activity.