The Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP) is a sentencing option under the YCJA. It is an alternative to custody that provides intensive services in a community setting to youth with serious mental health issues who would likely have been sentenced to custody but can be appropriately supported and supervised in the community. The ISSP Specialists are supervised by a psychologist and work with the youth and the family to implement individualized programming that target areas that reduce the likelihood of recidivism. The program provides clinically proven and skill-oriented programming, mental health stabilization, crisis support, and advocacy. Collaborations with community agencies such as CAS, Children’s Mental Health Services, doctors, schools, and youth justice agencies assist in meeting the needs of the youth. The ISSP serves six county regions including: Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Lanark and Leeds & Grenville.
Derek Campbell, MSW, RSW
Director of Community Services
Telephone: 613-542-9634 ext 203