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Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program

Provides youth & family with immediate intervention and on-going support and mediates with all persons involved to resolve on-going conflicts.

Record #: OCR2590 Last Full Update: 12 Mar 2018
Alternate Name OCYDP
Former Name Preventative Intervention Programme
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Rm 16
Ottawa, ON K2G 0C4
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Intersection Woodroffe Ave and W Hunt Club Rd
Mailing Address c/o Tom Scholberg 
2825 Dumaurier Ave 
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable. Bus stop 1683, served by routes 94 and 95.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking available at Confederation Education Centre or behind Nepean Sportsplex
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community-based program meant to improve the manner in which the community deals with youth aged 12 to 17 years who are in conflict with the law and are eligible for Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) and Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), 2003.  
Designed to encourage greater accountability and address criminogenic needs. Program features an intake assessment protocol that ensures the level of intervention is tied to risk, need and responsiveness. Program elements ensure that interventions focus on eliminating the root causes of offending behaviour(s).
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17
Application Police referrals for Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) only * Crown and Probation referrals for Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) only
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Juvenile Diversion ; Juvenile/Youth Delinquency Diversion Counselling
Waiting List Short waiting period
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-226-4997
Fax 613-226-7370
Primary Contact Tom Scholberg, Manager; Phone: 613-297-6202; Email:
Alternate Contact Ruth Britto, Team Lead; Phone: 613-226-4997 ext 22; Email:
Other Details
Established 1924; Program: 1975
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118814565 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No