Youth group receives multi-year funding from the Department of Justice Canada to help keep at-risk youth in school

    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Regesh Family & Child Services is pleased to
announce that it has received over $150,000 in funding from the Federal
Department of Justice, Youth Justice Fund. The funds will be issued over a
three-year period to implement a community-based program called Reconnecting
Youth. As a pilot, Regesh will work with its local community partners
including the Toronto District School Board to implement a peer group approach
to work with at-risk youth.
    Reconnecting Youth (RY) is an evidenced based, award winning, peer group
approach to building life skills that has shown positive results.
    "The Government of Canada is committed to tackling community crime and to
keeping our young people safe," said the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C.,
M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
"We support community-based initiatives such as Reconnecting Youth, which will
encourage youth who are vulnerable to, or already involved in, gangs and drugs
to make smart choices."
    Regesh Family and Child Services is renowned for its quality care and
treatment of children, youth and families. Regesh originated in 1983 as a
receiving, assessment and treatment centre to help teens deal with emotional
    Recently, Regesh has undergone a natural and timely transition from
residential treatment to non-residential counseling, professional
consultation, and family support programs at their day program at Willowdale
and Sheppard. It also operates a residential Safe House in Thornhill and
provides many other related group and individual sessions for children, youth
and adults.
    For more information about Regesh Family and Child Services, visit

For further information:

For further information: Ed Schild, Phone: (416) 495-8832 ext. 222

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