St. Lawrence Youth Association
Helping Youth Move Forward
What We Are All About
St. Lawrence Youth Association is a non-profit charitable organization, primarily funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. SLYA works with young persons in conflict with the law and young persons who are charged with an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada who are between the ages of twelve and seventeen when they commit the offence.
Every Youth we work with exits SLYA programs feeling confident, supported and prepared to succeed, resulting in no recidivism.
The Oxford definition of recidivism: a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behaviour, especially relapse into criminal behaviour.