Youth Legal Aid Assessments     

Psychological Assessments for the Youth Criminal Defense Office

CASA, under contract with the Youth Criminal Defense Office of Legal Aid, conducts psychological assessments of youth referred by the legal staff in that office. Assessments are conducted in Calgary and Edmonton. If the youth cannot come to the psychologist, the psychologist will travel to the where the youth can be assessed.

The aim of the initiative is to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome for the youth by providing information and recommendations that may influence the court outcome and connect them to community resources.