- What We do -

We provide a support system to help recently released offenders or at risk youth find jobs, go to school and housing support through a variety of coaching programs.  DYL is the only support group for offenders in the Greater Toronto Area region.  Our program was founded based on individuals with lived experience navigating back into society. 

- Who We Are -

We are a non-profit in the Greater Toronto Area run by Community Advisors with lived experience navigating the criminal justice system in Canada.  All members of our team aspire to empower our participants by providing the tools and mentorship for success…

- Why We Serve -

Our primary objective is to prevent incarceration and recidivism among black youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal is that 70% of Toronto youth aged 16-29, who are involved in the justice system and have participated in a Direct Your Life Program, will not experience new charges within 5 years