community

December 13, 2017
by Rahma Siad ToganeYouthREX, Research Assistantand Krystle SkeeteThe Spot, Program Manager, Settlement Services     For the past 10 years, the Jane-Finch Centre’s Youth Department has run a community space called The Spot-Where YOU (th) Want To Be. Conveniently located in a central community location, programming at the Spot includes: drop-in services, socio-recreational and education programming, a youth studio, immigration settlement support, and gender-specific programming by way of a young women’s group, and young men’s group.  Over the years, staff and volunteers have noticed low...
April 12, 2017
  by Zainab Godwin  Manager, Youth Justice Department, For Youth Initiative                            by Rebecca Houwer  Manager, Knowledge Exchange, YouthREX     YouthREX’s recent report, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law, identifies three ‘vexing’ questions that have been asked throughout the history of youth criminal justice:  1) Why do youth become involved in the justice system?  2) What is the best way to support them once they do?  3) How can Social Science research inform interventions to improve outcomes of youth involved with the law? The second...