Essex County Diversion Program

Site: Windsor - Provincial Rd

Service: Youth Outreach Program

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Record #: WIN1964 Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-253-3340
Social MediaFacebook
Primary ContactJoanna Conrad, Executive Director; Phone: * ext 225; Email:
Alternate ContactJessica Busi, Youth Outreach Coordinator & Addictions Counselor; Phone: ext 222; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)Rebound Life Choices- 10 week social skills group for youth who show signs of being at-risk of dropping out of school, being in trouble with the law or having difficulties with parents/teen interaction. Topics include communication skills, decision making, goal setting, teamwork, anger management, peer pressure, self respect, drug awareness, bullying and the law. 
M.E.S.S.A.G.E- Learn about the dangers and consequences of "Sexting", self exploitation, cyber bullying and harassment. (Females Only)  
R.E.S.P.E.C.T- Learn about the legal ramifications of "Sexting", sexual exploitation, harassment, ethical conduce and healthy relationships. (Males Only) 
Beyond Bullying Program- An educational program that teaches youth about the devastating consequences as well as the legal consequences of bullying. Teaches youth how to use alternative methods to resolve conflicts.  
Teen Intervene- A Brief Substance Abuse intervention that identifies the reason for why teens are using drugs and alcohol and learn new ways to make healthier choices. (Prevention/Early Intervention) 
Substance Abuse Program- Comprehensive cognitive behavioural treatment model. 12 Week individual program (1 hour weekly sessions), that explores underlying areas of vulnerability, raising awareness of consequences, understanding anger, fear and anxiety, relapse prevention, coping skills, healthy relationships healthy boundaries, building motivation, becoming a stronger person, goal setting, instilling safety nets for the future.  
L.O.S.S. Program- Educating young people on the consequences and impact of shoplifting.  
Youth Justice Committee Forum- A one time only mediation session between the victim and victimizer and their parents. Gives the victimizer an opportunity to be accountable for their action and better understand how their actions can be hurtful.  
Community presentations available for a fee to local schools and agencies.
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedEssex County ; Windsor
EligibilityAges: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s)
ApplicationReferrals accepted from Youth (Self Referrals), Parents, Schools or Community Partners
Agency Information
Description (Agency)Essex County Diversion Program Inc. serves young people across Windsor and Essex County through community-based programs which support youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, school or with the law.
FundingProvincial - Ontario Trillium Foundation
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In CommunityWindsor
Address & Map
1821 Provincial Rd
Windsor, ON N8W 5V7
IntersectionProvincial Rd and Walker Rd
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - Parking, Entrance
Service CategoriesAlcohol Abuse Education/Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Bullying Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Drug Abuse Education/Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Internet Safety Education ~ Adolescents ; Juvenile/Youth Delinquency Diversion Counselling ; Shoplifting Prevention ~ At Risk Youth ; Social Skills Training ~ At Risk Youth ; Substance Abuse Counselling ~ At Risk Youth ; Victim/Offender Mediation Programs ~ Young Offenders
Other Details
Print MaterialProgram pamphlets, brochures, website