Skip to main content

Crime Prevention and the Youth Community Project in Greater Vancouver: A Practicum Review Analysis of a Post-adjudication Intervention Program

Date created
The Youth Community Project (YCP) is an initiative undertaken by the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. This program targets high-risk youth and attempts to prevent recidivism through intervention methods emerging out of evidence-based practice. This paper provides an overview of successful crime prevention initiatives targeting young offenders in Canada, demonstrating the theoretical underpinnings of a social development approach. Through a focus on post-adjudication interventions, an examination of evidence-based practices reveals the potential of programs aligning with the principles of the risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model of offender rehabilitation, particularly those following an integrated service delivery model. As a recognized alternative and/or supplement to custodial supervision, YCP is a promising approach to the reduction of recidivism among juvenile offenders in the greater Vancouver region. Adherence to RNR principles and adoption of evidence-based practices will contribute to its success in the field of post-adjudication intervention.
Copyright statement
Copyright is held by the author.
The author has not granted permission for the file to be printed nor for the text to be copied and pasted. If you would like a printable copy of this thesis, please contact
Scholarly level
Member of collection
Download file Size
etd8250_TMirilovic.pdf 1.24 MB

Views & downloads - as of June 2023

Views: 29
Downloads: 4