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Intensive Support Program

Program description

When a young person is sent to custody, it is sometimes difficult to address the contributing factors of the young person’s criminal behaviour in a holistic manner that includes young person and family dynamics. For this reason, greater emphasis is being placed on community interventions, which target the young person within his/her natural environment. The strength of the program depends on the support and direction of the facilitation team, innovative assessment and intervention techniques, and the delivery of high quality intensive services focusing on the young person and their families.

Purpose of the Intensive Support Program (ISP)

The program aims to:

• divert young persons from entering the custodial system and support them when released from custody;
• increase young person’s and family participation in pro-social activity;
• improve physical health and psychological wellness;
• enhance the young person’s and the family’s awareness of resources while providing access to resources required for effective parenting;
• improve family, social and economic functioning;
• ensure public safety through the active involvement of young persons in prosocial community based activities; and
• improve the young person’s educational, vocational social functions and interactive skills. Intensive Support Program (ISP) for Young Persons Be Supported