TAPP-C: Partnering with Ottawa Fire Services and Ottawa Police Services to provide the Tapp-C Program
The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) provides assessment, education and treatment for children and youth up to the age of 17 who engage in inappropriate fire setting and/or demonstrate a fascination with fire.
Members of the TAPP-C team perform a mental health assessment to determine the level of risk and develop treatment recommendations aimed at reducing the child’s risk of future arson. Fire safety education from Ottawa Fire Services is also provided.
Intersections: Partnering with Ottawa Police Services on early intervention.
Intersections is an evidence-informed early intervention program for children up to the age of 13 years old with suspected mental health, developmental, and/or substance abuse issues who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system. A child and youth worker helps the identified child and their family access and coordinate community support services to reduce and prevent further interaction with police services and the justice system.
Funding for these programs is made available from United Way.