Santé Montréal

Youth Centres

A Youth Centre, also known as a Child and Youth Protection Centre (CPEJ) is a rehabilitation centre for young people.

The range of services provided by Youth Centres includes:

  • psychosocial services (psychologists, psychoeducators, social workers, etc.); 
  • social emergency interventions when required (under the Youth Protection Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act); and
  • child placement, family mediation and expertise before the Superior Court on matters such as child custody, adoption and biological history. 

There are two public Youth Centres in Montreal: