Salvation Army - London - Ontario Great Lakes Division

Site: Community Alternatives for Youth - St Thomas and Elgin

Service: Correctional and Justice Services

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Record #: LON4423 Last Modified: 14 May 2015 Last Full Update: 29 May 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-633-4593
Toll Free PhoneCollect calls accepted
Primary ContactShannon Jacques, Senior Youth Worker
Alternate ContactDavid Payler, Youth Justice Committee Coordinator; Email:
Description and Service Details
Service/Program DescriptionPractical services designed to help clients with the criminal justice system and community integration with a view to prevent similar problems from reoccurring

Accountability and Opportunity for Youth - Extrajudicial measures and extrajudicial sanctions (pre and post charge diversion) * youth must acknowledge participation in the offence and are given the opportunity to take responsibility without getting a criminal conviction

Youth Justice Committee Program - Serves as an alternative to the court-based system to handle low risk offences committed by youth * includes the youth, persons harmed, and community to provide an opportunity for healing and repairing the harm done

Community Support Services Program - Assistance to youth who are currently serving a term of probation * youth worker and case manager help develop a personalized plan * assistance can include help with appropriate housing, obtaining proper identification, returning to school, employment services, life skills, counselling and transportation where needed

Community Service Orders - Hours assigned by the court to be completed at a nonprofit organization within a specific time period * community service orders are given to adults * suitable placement found and follow-up with the court for confirmation of completion

Adult Diversion Program - Program gives people charged with a criminal offence the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions without getting a criminal conviction * fee for service

Support Groups and One-on-One Counselling - Includes Anger Awareness, Healthy Choices, Life skills, D.A.W.N (Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program), BLAST (Anti-bullying Awareness), Second Step

Youth Homelessness Protocol - Participating agency for the Youth Homelessness Protocol, designed to assist youth ages 12-24 in Elgin County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in finding a safe place to stay and to receive the supports needed to find safe long-term housing

LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance - Access centre to apply for LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) one-time emergency financial assistance
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas ServedElgin County
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up 
Youth and adults involved or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system
ApplicationCriminal justice referrals
FeesFee for some programs (adult)
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveJulia Parker, Executive Director; Phone: 519-432-9553; Email:
FundingDonations ; Private
Site Information
Site LocationCentral Elgin
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address & Map
539 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON N5P 1C3
IntersectionWhite St and Talbot St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesCommunity Service Orders ; Juvenile Diversion ; Juvenile Probation