Oz - Creating a Toronto where the future of Black youth and racialized youth is not determined by contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS)

Ounce of Prevention (Oz) – is an Africentric wraparound initiative that assists black/racialized youth and their families who are involved with the criminal justice system (CJS).

Oz is staffed with family counselors, youth justice, pre-release and reintegration workers who provide holistic care and critical healing for African, Caribbean, and racialized youth and families.

Oz provides FREE

  • Family and individual counseling
  • Support in court
  • Support while incarcerated
  • Support after release
  • Connections to various community supports

The Oz team reflects the communities served and provides culturally relevant, informed and professional supports for Black and racialized youth, families and caregivers of youth involved with the CJS

Participating agencies: Delta Family Resource Centre, For Youth Initiative, Somali Woman and Children, Think 2wice and Urban Rez Solutions.

For more information Please contact Oz
Phone: 647-395-3737 or 416-747-1172
Email: oz@dfrc.ca
Instagram: @deltafamilyrc

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Public Safety Canada

Think 2wice

For Youth Initiative

Urban REZ Solutions

Somali Women & Children Network