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Youth Forensics Psychiatric Service

Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) is a specialized provincial service that brings unique expertise to the comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment of young persons involved in the Criminal Justice system.

Judge and Gavel

Court ordered ,medical, psychiatric or psychological assessments, treatments and Support.


  • Two Referral Sources

    One half of referrals for assessment services are court-ordered. The other half of Assessment referrals are made by Youth Justice services to either assist in case management or help determine treatment goals.

  • Services

    •    Cognitive-behavioural therapy
    •    Functional family therapy
    •    General mental health
    •    Specialized treatment is also available to youth 

  • Eligibility

    Youth aged 12 - 17 at the time of the offence, involved with the youth criminal justice system, required by court order to attend for assessment or treatment, and in need of services for mental health or behaviour problems.

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