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February 09, 2018
by Laura JonesSenior Manager, Boys and Girls Club of OttawaYouthREX Online Evaluation Certificate Learner The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) is a registered charity that provides 4,500 children and youth in seven at-risk neighbourhoods across the city with a safe space during the most vulnerable hours of the day, and free access to life-changing programs in four key programming pillars (Education, Physical Activity / Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership and Social Skills, Creative Arts) that are purposefully designed to drive personal development. Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa programming is...
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...