Partnerships key to Youth Diversion – An Article from the Kingston Whig-Standard
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“We will continue to work with our partnerships in education, employment, youth justice, mental health, recreation and homelessness to ensure the programs we deliver meet the need of our community.”
Youth Diversion is a registered Canadian charity that has provided a range of support services for youth and young adults in Kingston and the surrounding area for more than 42 years. Youth Diversion works in partnership with youth, their families and the community in an effort to help young people overcome challenges and divert them from risk.
We have 16 professional staff whose work is augmented by the support of more than 100 volunteers each year. These volunteers donate over 13,000 hours of their time — equivalent to five full-time positions — supporting our young people.
The recent release of the Community Foundation’s Vital Signs report highlights the impact Youth Diversion’s role has had in supporting policing initiatives in the Kingston community…