HomeFollow Up & Aftercare (Open & Secure)

Follow Up & Aftercare (Open & Secure)

Once a young women is ready to enter back into the community it is very important that the Reintegration Program has Follow-up and Aftercare programs to assists young women leaving custody.

How does this program help?

The Follow-up and Aftercare Program(s) assists young women to become “community ready” as they leave custody. The program seeks to address three main objectives of the Youth Criminal Justice Act:

  • The prevention of youth crime
  • The use of meaningful consequences
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration through a relational supportive approach

What Can this Program Do?

  • Provides and establishes the necessary continuum of support to allow the young women to set achievable and realistic goals in a supportive, mentoring relationship.
  • Provides the young women with referrals to appropriate community resources such as counselling, education/employment, housing and other programs of benefit in their home and chosen communities.
  • Encourages the young women and their support systems to fully participate in the Program and work on family and relationship issues.
  • Provides guidance re: problem-solving skills and skill enhancement techniques that may be required by the young women for successful reintegration.
  • Program worker acts as an advocate and educator with schools, employers and other organizations to facilitate the young women’s reintegration process.
  • Program worker develops a working relationship with probationary services in order to ensure successful disposition completion.

What Services Does this Program Provide?

The Program facilitates a continuum of care and resourcing for young women who are leaving a custodial setting (either open or secure). The case manager provides support to the young women, assisting them in fostering a supportive network in their own communities.

Successful reintegration requires collaboration between the Case Manager and the young woman to identify goals in the initial assessment and reintegration plan, utilizing appropriate resources, guidance and support.

Who Is Eligible?

Young women serving custodial sentences, either open or secure and involvement in the Program continues as long as needed regardless of Young Offender status

Who Can I Contact For More Information?

Head Office:
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
24 Queen Street East, Suite LL-01
Brampton, ON L6V 1A3
Tel: 905-459-1315
Fax: 905-459-1322
E-mail: efry@frypeelhalton.ca

Mississauga Office:
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
1325 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 214
Mississauga, ON L4W 4L9
Tel: 905-624-1755
Fax: 905-624-4046
E-mail: efry@efrypeelhalton.ca