‘Positive Strides’ Programs

Referrals can be made by:

  • Family Members | Guardians | Self
  • Board of Education (teachers and/or administrators)
  • Social Services
  • ANY Local Community Agency
  • Private Counselor or Clinician
  • Crown Attorney or Judge
  • Defense Counsel
  • Police Services
  • Youth Justice Services (Probation)

Please complete our one page referral form found here: (Referral Form). If you are having issues downloading the file, you can email info@rjck.org to receive a copy. Alternatively, you can call the RJCK office at 519-380-0931 and have a referral form completed over the phone, with assistance from staff.

Once filled out, please send the completed referral form back to RJCK – fax it to 519-380-9146 or send by email to a staff team member directly, OR info@rjck.org.

Release of Information

In order for RJCK staff to ensure the programming process runs smoothly, we often require a ‘Release of Information’ to be signed by Parents/Guardians. This ensures that we can work cooperatively with local community partners, including the youth’s school. If you do not have a hard copy and require one to complete the referral process, you can find the Release of Information document here: (Release of Information Document). Alternatively, you can email a staff team member directly, or info@rjck.org to receive a copy.

Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Referrals for this pre-charge diversion program are made through Chatham-Kent Police Service, through the Youth Officer. Please connect with Youth Officer Cst. Derek Shaw at DEREKS@chatham-kent.ca should you have any questions about this process.

Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

Referrals for this post-charge diversion are made by the Crown Attorney.