Miriam Henry, Ministry of the Attorney General

As team leader for youth justice at 311 Jarvis, Miriam Henry has been directly responsible for diverting cases through such specialty courts as the Aboriginal Youth Court and the Community Youth Court — enabling young people to reconnect with their heritage and get much needed support for mental health and addiction issues. Her work has reduced incarceration rates for youth in the Toronto courthouse. Miriam has also worked as part of the Cross- Over Youth project, which assists young people in the youth criminal system and child protection proceedings. Under her leadership, Crown attorneys have worked together to focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth at risk. She has changed the course of many lives by preventing criminalization and offering young people the opportunity to become responsible, contributing adults.
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