Risk Intervention and Prevention Project
The Risk Intervention and Prevention Project is a mobile program for acute at-risk youth ages 12-20. This program provides service to youth that demonstrate a variety of risk factors including those who are in conflict with the law and/or have been sentenced and at risk to reoffend and/or are at a higher risk of criminal/violent behaviour and poorer outcomes, reside in a high needs community, have multiple risk factors and challenges such as: substance abuse issues, mental health issues, familial issues, housing, unemployment, poverty, education etc.
We strive to include families and other services providers through a wraparound approach to service coordination. Program staff will also assist youth in navigating systems to enhance opportunities to access services whether those are mental health and addictions, health services or financial support and housing. Program staff will work beside youth to address the basic issues/needs that can present as barriers to participating and engaging in school/work/leisure, which ultimately promote a sense of inclusion, engagement and overall wellbeing.
Prevention programs are developed for the specific group/area and can include psychoeducational groups, recreation event’s and parents forums to address the needs in a specific area, community or neighbourhood.
The Risk Intervention and Prevention Project (RIPP) services: Windsor, Tecumseh, Belle River, Lakeshore, LaSalle and Amherstburg.
For more information, please contact a member of the Risk Intervention and Prevention Project team (information below).
|Risk Intervention and Prevention Project (RIPP)
||Risk Intervention and Prevention Worker
||Bilingual Risk Intervention and Prevention Worker