General Assessment and Other Services
General assessments and other diversion services are open to participants who are high school students or are under the age of 18. A referral is not needed to participate in these services, but you must first schedule an appointment with a Youth Diversion Specialist.
Our services are affordable, confidential and available on a generous sliding-fee basis. No one is denied service due to their financial situation. Contact a YSB office near you for more information.
General Assessment 1-hour session, parent attends, $15 fee
During the General Assessment process, youth and their family meet with a YSB Youth Diversion Specialist to address challenges they are facing and create a plan to deal with the situation. A plan may include community work service, awareness programs, apology letters, counseling or participation in other YSB programs.
Community Work Service and Restitution 30 minute session, parent attends, No fee
This is a structured program that helps youth complete community work service hours and/or make restitution. Youth and their family meet with YSB staff to discuss the offense and how restitution will be made to the community through service or payment. After service or payment is made, they again meet with YSB staff to reflect on the experience and how they repaired the harm.
Teen Intervene 3, 1-hour sessions, parent attends, $80 fee
This harm-reduction program helps youth and parents address mild to moderate chemical use and abuse through a series of three sessions. Sessions include goal setting, identifying challenges and strategies to achieve goals, and education about alcohol, drugs and treatment challenges.
An option where both the victim(s) and offender(s) have the opportunity to meet face to face to talk about a situation that occurred; the victim can explain how they were impacted so that the offender better grasps the full consequences of their behavior. The offender can then apologize and/or the conference creates a mutually agreeable resolution with the assistance of YSB staff.
YSB partners with local law enforcement to help youth learn about why curfews exist and how they help youth and the community. Prior to attending the circle, the youth and a parent or caregiver must meet with a YSB Youth Diversion Specialist. Parents are not required to attend the Curfew Circle.