The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is a child rights-based organization and an independent legislative office reporting to the Alberta Legislature. The OCYA advocates for children and youth receiving designated services (child intervention and youth justice services) and investigates the serious injury or death of children involved with these systems. The essence of OCYA’s work is about engaging with children and youth, their communities, and others to address issues identified by and affecting young people.
As part of the investigative review process, when a young person is seriously injured or has died, the OCYA often gathers stakeholder information to inform our reports. All information we review and collect is confidential and any information we include in our reports is non-identifying. The OCYA is currently reviewing the circumstances of 15 young people who met the criteria for a mandatory review under our legislation the Child and Youth Advocate Act (CYAA). We will be releasing a public report in September 2022.
One of the issues we are exploring is Child Intervention Services practice support and clinical supervision.
As frontline child intervention service providers, we would like to invite you to complete the relevant surveys at the links below and provide your thoughts on this issue. Both surveys will close at 11:59 pm on July 15, 2022:
More information about the OCYA and the investigative review process can be found at https://www.ocya.alberta.ca/adult/what-we-do/investigations/Date published: 28-Jun-2022 View All News