The Youth Justice Clinic works with youth aged 12 to 18
involved with the legal system or who have other legal issues. We also work
with youth who have problems with behaviour such as anger, aggression or sexual
We primarily provide court-ordered assessments for youth. We
offer recommendations to the courts, families and agencies, and help set up
treatment referrals to community agencies.
Judges, lawyers and probation services in the court system
refer youth under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Once a referral is made, we will start to gather information
about the youth, his or her family and any court-related issues. A staff person
is then assigned to work with the client. We assess the client through
interviews, questionnaires and information from other involved professionals.
We try to understand the client’s situation, history and factors that might
protect the client from further antisocial behaviour or put the client at risk
for other problems. We discuss these issues with the youth and family. This
allows the youth and family to understand and be involved in diagnosis,
treatment, legal issues and education plans. We can also arrange further
services and referrals to community agencies.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Referral Required: Yes. Judges, lawyers, probation services.
To access the service please contact Access CAMH, the
centralized intake service at CAMH. Access CAMH ensures the right patient
gets to the right place at the right time.
Access CAMH contact 416-535-8501, press 2
New referrals can be faxed to Access CAMH 416-979-6815 using
the referral form below.
Referral Form (PDF)
Workman Way - CAMH Queen Street site between Shaw Street and Ossington Avenue