Crime Reduction & Prevention Program
BrainTrust Canada’s Crime Reduction and Prevention Program offers support and rehabilitation for persons with brain injury in contact with the justice system. We assess the impact of brain injury on daily functioning, identify areas of support required and offer corresponding services.
Partnering with community corrections and correctional institutions to ensure that those with brain injuries are identified as quickly as possible and connected with appropriate services.
Persons in contact with the justice system who also have brain injuries are vulnerable and often slip through the cracks of the justice system. We ensure that these individuals receive one-to-one rehabilitation, access to our brain injury programming and connect them to additional community supports with the goal of reducing their risk of breaching their probation orders and engaging in future criminal activity.
We work with key community partners to reintegrate persons with brain injury in contact with the justice system into the community by providing wrap around supports. Some of our community partners include: John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan, RCMP, Okanagan Correctional Centre, Kelowna Bylaw, and Kelowna Probation.
We advocate for clients with brain injury within the justice system to ensure they have the supports needed to navigate the services available to them. We also educate criminal justice staff on brain injury, its impacts, and outline ways to support persons with brain injury who are in contact with the justice system.
Crime Reduction Support Team
Client Services Manager
Amanda combines her deep fascination with the brain and her passion for helping in her work at BrainTrust. Joining the team in 2011, she has developed a strong understanding of the needs and approaches that work for people with brain injury. She is responsible for successful community rehabilitation management for clients with an acquired brain injury overseeing several of BrainTrust's major programs, including our Crime Prevention and Reduction Program, as well as our Group Programs. Amanda is a mother to Caidence and Cohen. She says her children are the driving force behind her will to thrive in her career. On their down time you might find them somewhere in nature, surrounded by friends and family.
Crime Prevention Coordinator
Yvonne comes to BrainTrust with an educational background in Justice studies. Shifting careers in 2018, Yvonne has been focused on providing supports, in custody and community, to individuals involved in the criminal justice system through Native Counselling Services of Alberta and John Howard Society. She currently provides support to individuals with brain injury who are involved in the criminal justice system as part of BrainTrust’s Crime Prevention program. Yvonne provides a safe and judgement-free space when working with clients. She currently enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, exploring the Okanagan, and is also an avid reader.