Snap Connection

Referral Partners


This program is offered with the support of the Hamilton Centralized Service Protocol for Children Under 12 

Banyan Community Services Inc. received funding from the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Partners Against Crime Community Crime Prevention Program to establish a Hamilton protocol for children under 12 who are engaging in criminal like activity.  An advisory committee was formed to create Hamilton Centralized Services Protocol for Children under 12 (in conflict with the law). The advisory committee consists of Banyan Community Services, Hamilton Police Service, Hamilton Emergency Services - Fire, Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District Catholic School Board, Chedoke Child and Family Centre, and CONTACT Hamilton for Children’s and Developmental Services

The protocol establishes a coordinated procedure to ensure that children under 12 who are engaging in criminal or antisocial behavior are connected with appropriate services. A Central Intake Line has been established for parents, teachers, child protection workers, fire service personnel, social service counselors, and police officers to call to access services for children under 12 in the Hamilton area.


Protocol Partners


Contact Hamilton

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Hamilton Children’s Aid Society

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Hamilton Health Sciences:  Child and Youth Mental Health Program

Hamilton Police Service

Hamilton Emergency Services - Fire

430 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K8

SNAP® Connection is a program of Banyan Community Services

SNAP® is a registered trademark owned by the Child Development Institute’s Centre for Children Committing Offences, Toronto, CANADA and is being used under licence by Banyan Community Services. For more information on the SNAP® model please see     login