Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention


For complete information on the Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention program, please visit the program section of the John Abbott website.

Members of the Department

François Chenier : Chair

François Chenier

514-457-6610 ext. 5770

During his 33 year career as a police officer in Montreal, François worked for 21 years with young delinquents and youths in difficulty and as criminal investigator and homicide detective.  He also completed a B.A. in Political Science at Concordia University and 3 years of law at McGill University.  He has been a member of the Commission des droits de la jeunesse and the commission des droits de la personne since 1987.

Anne-Marie Gremeaux :

Anne-Marie Gremeaux

514-457-6610 ext. 5743

I have been teaching at John Abbott since 2005 (part time) and full time since 2013.
Previously, I worked 6 years for the Department of Youth Protection as an educator and as a Human Relations Agent (HRA).
I have also worked 10 years for the Royal Canadian Mounted police as an analyst (civilian member).
I hold a Master's degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa.

Linda Knight :

Linda Knight

514-457-6610 ext. 5883

Linda has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has worked in numerous settings including the Treatment Centre for Sexual Offenders at the Kingston Penitentiary, the Child and Family Centre of Brant County, the London Psychiatric Hospital, Corrections Canada and in private practice.  She has been teaching at John Abbott since 2001.

Marc Métivier :

Marc Métivier

514-457-6610 ext. 5094

Barbara Mitchell :

Barbara Mitchell

514-457-6610 ext. 5812

Barbara has an MSW and has worked for over 20 years mainly with families and youth in crisis and has extensive experience in the child protection system. She continues to maintain a private practice counselling individuals and families.

Alain Richer :

Alain Richer

514-457-6610 ext. 5834

Alain has a Master's in criminology, is a Montréal police officer, and has been working for the youth section of the Montréal Police for the past 5 years.

Barbara Ruttenberg :

Barbara Ruttenberg

514-457-6610 ext. 5148

Barbara has been teaching at John Abbott and Concordia University for over 25 years. She has a B.A. from Concordia University and an MA in Criminology from the University of Toronto.

Ronald Schachter :

Ronald Schachter

514-457-6610 ext. 5751

Joe Sledge :

Joe Sledge

514-457-6610 ext. 5145

Joe worked with the RCMP on patrol and in drug enforcement in British Columbia, before coming to teach at John Abbott in 1988.


For a list of courses offered in Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention, please browse through our section of the Course Calendar.

Supplemental Information