Not as planned

Not as planned

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

A young person who was serving a youth sentence at an adult correctional facility complained to us that he was not being provided access to services required by his court-ordered plan.

A young person who was serving a youth sentence at an adult correctional facility complained to us that he was not being provided access to services required by his court-ordered plan. He was under an Intensive Rehabilitation Custody and Supervision order, where funding for his treatment plan was provided by the federal government. The plan included post-secondary education and counselling, but he was receiving neither. Staff at the facility and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services acknowledged it was difficult to provide these services to a young person in an adult facility. After Ombudsman staff intervened, steps were taken to help the youth register in a post-secondary program. We also confirmed that new counsellors were engaged and the Ministry was working with the Ministry of the Solicitor General on a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the process for other youths in this situation.
 

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