Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Livius Sherwood Observation and Detention Unit

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-523-5812 * 24-hour service
Fax 613-523-7679
Primary Contact Julie Bissell, Coordinator
Alternate Contact Melanie Bania, Director; Phone: 613-738-7776
Primary Executive Joanne Lowe, Executive Director; Phone: 613-729-1000; Email:
Alternate Executive Jane Fjeld, Associate Executive Director; Email:
Address & Map
3000 Hawthorne Rd
Ottawa, ON K1V 8N4
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Physical Access Unknown
Description & Services
Description (Service) Short-term structured program for males (at the time of offense), who have been detained by a court order or ordered to serve a disposition of open custody and open detention. 
Case management plan is developed for each youth, and includes: regular schooling within the unit * life skills training * assessment of skills and strengths * counselling * case conferences to determine planning for discharge. * Youth also participate in a social skills and life skills programming which includes sessions on addictions * sexuality * self-esteem * anger management * job search * financial literacy * goal setting * problem solving *  
Open residence. It has two purposes: 
* Open Custody Facility, for youth ordered to serve a disposition under the Youth Criminal Justice Act 
* Place of Detention, for youth temporarily detained by the court
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Males age 12 to 18 years old (at the time of offense)
Application Youth are referred to the unit by the courts, probation officers, the police or other detention/custody facilities.
Languages English ; French ; French - Designated Agency under the French Language Services Act
Fees None
Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960; Program: 1985
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108228545 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Date Updated 02 Dec 2019
Service Categories Anger Management ~ Adolescents ; Anger Management ~ Young Offenders ; Juvenile/Youth Detention Centres

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