Goal 1: Professional, Capable, Multi-disciplinary Teams
- Establish Provincial Practices Work Teams to guide work on guiding practice principles for CYACs. Priority areas include:
- Interviewing of children and youth
- Case management
- Evaluate the impact of CYACs in British Columbia
- Develop provincial data collection tools for evaluation of CYAC services
- Use data to continuously improve quality and reach of services
In 2019, 715+ child and youth victims of crime were served by a CYAC in BC.
Goal 2: Engaged Federal, Provincial and Local Stakeholders
- Establish Intra-Governmental & Policing Sector Advisory Committee
- Focus areas include relationship building and sustainability and oversight of the developing practice principles
- Establish Communication and Engagement Sub-Committee to:
- Lead work on the development and implementation of an internal and external communication plan
- Undertake a public awareness campaign aligned with Child Abuse Prevention Week
- Ensure connection to the National CYAC Network through participation in national sub-committees and meetings
Over 100 professionals responding to child abuse across BC work as part of a CYAC team.
Goal 3: A Strong, Effective, Inclusive Provincial Network of CYACs
- Engage all members of each CYAC multi-disciplinary team through regular communication
- Promote knowledge exchange opportunities and sharing of resources through the development and launch of a shared resource portal
- Support communities with in-development and emerging CYAC committees
- Identify emerging needs and future focus areas for the BC Network of CYACs
- Establish a sustainability plan for the network past 2021
We believe every child in BC should have access to a CYAC approach when a crime is reported.