The order and the sequence of actions planned during the next year of the PAJEF (2021 to 2022) and during the subsequent years (2022 to 2025) could be adjusted. We want to choose the next actions with our intersectoral partners and align ourselves with new ministerial priorities (eg. national DYP), as well as recommendations from the Commission Laurent. We will take the fall to make these adjustments.

Respond to the needs of children in compromised situations through facilitated access to services.

In order to ensure that children and their families requiring the DJP's intervention receive the help and services indicated, priority access to specialized or first-line services required according to the needs of the child or their parents (including medical services) must be guaranteed. There is also a need for more support for young people in their transition to adulthood. To do so, we will rely on:

  • Complementarity of services and management of complex cases
  • Placement network

Actions

First 6 Months (January to June 2021)

  • Develop the service offer for the Programme qualification des jeunes (PQJ).
    • To better support the transition to adulthood for youth aged 16 to 19 in placement. It would also be desirable to extend the program to cover up to 21 years of age.
  • Improve the process of attracting, qualifying, and retaining family-type resources (FTRs), i.e., foster families.
    • To enable optimal pairing of children with families.

Year One (2021 to 2022)

  • Improve the rehabilitation service offer.
    • In order to ensure consistency between 1st-line (local rehabilitation and crisis intervention services) and 2nd-line (outpatient rehabilitation and crisis centre) services.
  • Deploy the Ma famille, ma communauté approach, which relies on the partnership of families with the various community actors.
    • In order to reduce the number and duration of placements and encourage the retention of children in their communities.

Subsequent Years (2022 to 2025)

  • Develop the clinical plan for residential services for youth and their families.
    • In order to offer the services best suited to their needs.
  • Expand the authorizations of section 33 in the Youth Protection Act (YPA).
    • In order for the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) to be able to mandate some of his responsibilities to providers from other sectors who already accompany the child.
  • Develop a transition service offer for youth aged 18-21 years old living in a rehabilitation centre for youth with adjustment problems (CRJDA) or in family-type resources (FTRs).
    • To promote the transition to adulthood of young people who are not monitored in the Programme qualification des jeunes (PQJ), but who could benefit from certain services to facilitate their integration into society.
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