The Calgary Youth Justice Society would like to acknowledge Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) of Calgary which provided funding to develop and deliver a series of online learning courses to Calgary Youth Justice Committee volunteers.

Target Audience

This course is intended primarily for Youth Justice Committee volunteers, but is also suitable for the general public, youth-serving organizations, and those who work children/youth.


The purpose of this course is to provide information to Youth Justice Committee volunteers about the concept of developmental assets, and how to integrate this into the consequences they assign youth in the Extra-Judicial Sanction (EJS) Program.

Scope of Course

The course takes an in-depth look at the 40 developmental assets as proposed by the Search Institute. The focus of the course is to incorporate these assets into the volunteers’ interactions with the youth who are referred to them as part of the Extra-Judicial Sanctions (EJS) Program.

However, the course goes beyond the EJS Program and looks at the value of incorporating developmental assets into the work of all individuals who are involved with nurturing the well-being of children and youth to help them move toward positive and constructive behaviours and activities.

The last part of the course will look at how these developmental assets can be incorporated in the EJS agreements and result in more creative and meaningful consequences.


Please direct any questions or feedback to CYJS staff at

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