ADAPT Halton

Service: Community Justice Programs

Record #: OAK0441
Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone Information and intake 905-847-6547 ext 0; (collect calls accepted)
Toll Free Phone 1-877-517-2237
Fax 905-847-8959
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Volunteer Coordinator Justyna Bialas, Human Resources/Volunteer and Student Placement Coordinator; Phone: 905-847-6548 ext 232; Email:

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

ADAPT offers a variety of Community Justice programs to youth and adults, providing assessment, counselling and case management services, assistance can also be provided to the family or caregivers

Extra-Judicial Programming (EJM and EJS) (ages 12-17)

  • Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) is a program that gives young people an opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and to make amends by completing certain tasks, after being charged with an offence
  • Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) is a program that gives young people, who are willing to participate, an opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and to make amends by completing certain tasks (option available to police instead of laying a formal charge)
  • involvement with ADAPT may be one of the tasks assigned as part of the EJS/EJM contract

Youth Justice Program

  • provides screenings, assessment and counselling services to young people involved with Halton Youth Justice Services who are experiencing issues related to drug and /or alcohol use
  • referrals are initiated by Halton Youth Justice Services
  • support is also provided to family members of the young person 

Probation and Parole Program

  • provides alcohol/drug use and problem gambling assessments for probation and parole clients as required by a court order and/or parole certificate
  • these screenings, in conjunction with the Probation and Parole Officer, determine the level of service required to meet the counselling condition of the order
  • services include group and individual counselling and referrals to community programs/services tailored to the needs of the individual 

Drug Court Program

  • the Halton Drug Treatment Court (HDTC) is a judicially-supervised drug treatment and rehabilitation program for offenders whose criminal conduct is motivated by drug addiction
  • expected to take 9 to 12 months to complete
  • participation is voluntary and includes an application and screening process by the Federal Crown Attorney’s office and the Court Liaison worker
  • once accepted, ADAPT is the lead provider to address the substance addiction and the individual is assigned an addiction worker 

Safe Beds

  • a short-term residential bed program (Mental Health & Justice Beds) providing individuals living with mental illness, and recent or current involvement with the criminal justice system, with a 30-day stay with onsite 24-hour supports to assist in resolving the current crisis and creating strategies for long-term interventions
  • referrals are made by Halton Regional Police and admission to the program is based on a screening with Safe Beds program staff
  • Canadian Metal Health Association (CMHA), Supportive Housing Halton (SHH) and ADAPT work in collaboration to provide individuals with a service delivery model that is comprehensive
  • if the individual is in need of addiction services, the ADAPT Safe Beds Addiction Worker will be assigned to provide services

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Halton Region ; Mississauga - portions of
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
Varies by program

Self, family or agency referral

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Halton Region
Mailing Address c/o ADAPT 
165 Cross Ave, Suite 203 
Oakville, ON L6J 0A9

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