Company Name:
Calgary Youth Justice Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework
900, 620 7 Ave SW
Denise Blair

Project Coordinator - Police Service Awareness Project

Youth Justice Committee Program – Calgary Police Service Awareness Project

Calgary Youth Justice Society – 18-month Term Position Opening


Start Date: February 2020

For more than 20 years, the Calgary Youth Justice Society (CYJS) has been serving young people in Calgary.

CYJS helps young people to find what is strong in their lives through programs proven to build resilience, reduce risk and nurture community connections. Our approach is always strength focused, seeing beyond what’s wrong to nurture what’s strong. Our impact is young people who feel valued and supported to be a part of our community in a meaningful way.

Youth Justice Committee Program

In the past 23 years, Youth Justice Committees (YJC) in Calgary have provided an alternative to court for over 12,000 Calgary youth with minor offences. Volunteers, who reside in the same community, meet with youth and their parents/caregivers to determine a course of action. A successful completion of the Agreement means that the youth won’t have a formal youth record to hold them back from important things like post-secondary education, employment and travel. Over 90% of youth are successful in this program, making it a win-win-win for the youth and their family, the community and the justice system. Young people from all walks of life turn their mistakes into opportunities to grow and give back to their communities.

Job Summary

With support from Alberta Law Foundation, Calgary Youth Justice Society is implementing an 18-month project to help raise awareness within Calgary Police Service (CPS) about the opportunity to refer youth to Youth Justice Committees with the goal of ensuring that all eligible youth have the chance to participate in this diversion program.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for delivering project outcomes such as increased CPS awareness of Youth Justice Committees and referral processes resulting in an increased number of referrals to YJC’s. The following are some of the activities involved:  

  • Creating a sustainable awareness strategy with CPS
  • Coordinating and scheduling planned awareness activities throughout the year (presentations, etc.)
  • Monitoring attendance/engagement and gathering feedback from CPS as the project unfolds
  • Recording the number of referrals to YJC’s on a monthly basis
  • Supporting the development of resources (powerpoint, handouts, info cards, etc.)
  • Making adjustments as needed to the activities and resources developed
  • Supporting a final evaluation of the project with an external evaluator

The project coordinator will work closely with: Calgary Police Service (CPS) through an established partnership; the Youth Justice Committee Coordinator and Executive Director of Calgary Youth Justice Society; and the Youth Justice Committee File Manager with the Solicitor General of Alberta at the Calgary Youth Attendance Centre. This project will require significant travel throughout the city and a car will be essential to fulfill the job.

You will be joining a passionate and dynamic team within a positive and strengths-based work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project development and delivery
  • Relationship building with all CPS Districts, involving regular visits
  • Giving presentations to CPS members
  • Collaborating with CPS to develop resources
  • Working together with Calgary Youth Attendance Centre on project deliverables
  • Compiling quarterly reports for distribution to CPS
  • Supporting development of website content for CPS
  • Writing feedback forms to arresting officers with the results of all referrals
  • Supporting evaluation of the project and final report
  • Administering and collecting surveys from participants

Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, specifically Extra-Judicial Measures and Sanctions, restorative justice processes and Youth Justice Committees
  • Understanding and appreciation of law enforcement work
  • Experienced and confident public speaker
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Enjoys working co-operatively with team members and partners
  • Experience in program development, with proven ability to work independently from idea to execution
  • Track record of successfully delivering intended outcomes


  • Flexible and adaptable to various work environments and hours 
  • Enthusiastic about the role of Youth Justice Committees and restorative justice 
  • Has initiative and is a self-starter
  • Demonstrates a professional and confident presence


  • Justice related education and/or experience with a police service is an asset
  • Driver’s license
  • Proof of clear Police Information Check upon hiring


This is an 18-month term position. Total compensation to be negotiated.



Deadline for applications in January 6, 2020

Please forward a resume and cover letter to Denise Blair, Executive Director: [email protected]


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