Acorn2Oak Justice Program
Acorn2Oak Justice program is not only an alternative to incarceration, but is a holistic program to transform lives & bring peace to relationships.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglas
The Concern: The issue of at-risk children, youth and young adults is a concern for many communities across Canada. The A2O Justice Program is designed to address the propensity for delinquency in struggling children, youth and young adults. Our Mission: To provide a holistic and integrated justice program with strategic intervention, rehabilitation and restoration of youth offenders and at-risk youth with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized groups.
Our Ultimate Aim: To restore, equip and transform lives, propelling youth to achieve their full potential regardless of their circumstances, and to repair harm in order to move forward in positive ways and for safer communities across Canada.
With a team of committed professionals and volunteers for mentorship, our aim is to prevent the progression of dangerous or criminal behavior, break youth crime cycles, and address their psychological, mental, physical and emotional needs for positive change.
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At Acorn2Oak we are committed to providing an experienced and caring team of professionals and agencies.
Our Legal Team includes lawyers, court workers, probation officers, mediation team and legal assistants. It is important that youth engage a lawyer to speak for them and to make sure that their rights are protected. Indigenous youth have additional rights and options.
Our Social Workers and Facilitators are skilled in using assessment tools to determine the necessary interventions and counselling needed for the families impacted (victims and offenders) and to create a collaborative approach with agencies for the best results for youth and community.
counselling, Clinical psychology
Our program provides affordable counselling for children, youth, parents and families with challenges such as: poor educational standards in school, violence in home or social circles, socioeconomic factors, substance abuse, ADHD, autism, and parental issues with lack of moral guidance.
Referrals and Partner Agencies
Our referrals and social agencies include: health workers, advocacy organizations, community services, educators, counsellors, mentors, child welfare services, family service agencies, correctional facilities, social housing organizations, family courts, and employment assistance counsellors.
Our aim is to help youth to finish high school in a learning and tutoring environment outside the classroom. We provide academic assessment, help to explore school courses, programs , and choices for higher learning or trade. We also address systemic barriers to education and provide mediation and guidance for solutions.
Our Chayil Mentorship Program prepares youth and millennials for holistic prosperity in all areas of life and to become positive influencers in society. The focus areas include: Life Coaching, Academic Mentorship, Career Coaching, Financial, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Employment.
Justice Assistance involves participants in all facets of the justice system – the courts, the correctional facilities, and the community.
Black and indigenous youth
Black and indigenous youth in Canada are over represented in the criminal justice system and are more likely to be charged for minor crimes. Together we can change that reality!