Current/Actively taking Referrals from the Justice System
Length of Service
Over 5 years
Geographic Area Served
Lethbridge and Area- this includes County of Lethbridge, MD of Taber, Taber, County of Warner, Raymond, Stirling, County of Willow Creek, Fort Macleod
Both youth and adults
Service Provision Restrictions
Types of referrals accepted
At this point, we do not have any restrictions around the types of referrals; we realize all situations are unique and we have been able to accommodate most referrals we receive. We are able to take some referrals post sentence in partnership with the Lethbridge Correctional Centre.
Take Referrals for Serious Offences
Not to date
Yes, but in certain circumstances will take offender-only referrals
General administrative process for handling referrals
After referral is received, the agency has a conversation with the referrer about why they are referring. If referral is conditionally approved, the file gets opened with the first document being a case note from the conversation with the referrer. The victim and offender are consulted and the agency determines whether the referral is appropriate. There are consent forms for the victim and the offender, once that process is started. If the referrer has an active role in the process, agency will follow up, permission allowing.