Disturbance at Syl Apps in Oakville sends 5 Youths to Hospital

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Disturbance at Syl Apps in Oakville sends 5 Youths to Hospital
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On the 4th of June 2016, Halton Regional Police Service attended the Syl Apps Youth Centre located in Oakville in response to a disturbance within the facility. Halton Police were able to restore order in a timely manner.

As a result of the disturbance five youth and one staff member were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The staff member was treated and released with minor injuries.

The youth involved in the disturbance have now all been discharged from the hospital. As a result of this incident four youth have been charged with the below offences:

  1. Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  2. Assault with a Weapon
  3. Forcible Confinement
  4. Mischief Over $5000.00

Original Post: June 4, 2016

Halton Regional Police Service were called to the Syl Apps Youth Centre at 475 Iroquois Shore Rd in Oakville on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm to assist staff in controlling a disturbance involving a number of in custody youths.

Police were able to quickly restore order and ensure the safety of all the staff and inmates.

As a result of the disturbance 5 inmates and 1 youth worker were taken to hospital for treatment. The youth worker was treated and released for a minor injury, the five youths remain in hospital for treatment.

The 20 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the incident and charges are pending.

Youth at the centre are supported by an inter-disciplinary mental health team made up of a variety of disciplines, including: Child and Youth Workers, Social Workers, Native Service Workers, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrist, Recreation Therapeutic Recreation staff, Art Therapists, and Educators. There are also a variety of volunteer programs that youth can participate in such as pet therapy. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is the primary treatment at SAYC.

The Syl Apps Youth Centre is a 120,000 square foot facility capable of housing 48 youths. It also houses the Syl Apps School for students from grade 7 to 12. The Centre provides treatment and counselling for both custodial and non-custodial residents. The Centre is a secure facility.

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