November 20, 2017
Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems
Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act.
“LGBTQ2S+ youth still experience higher levels of homelessness, suicide, mental illness, addictions, and violence. We can do more, and we should do more,” said Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate.
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Read the report “Speaking Out: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems” and its recommendations.