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Voice of the Child reports now offered across Ontario

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 9:28 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Ontario family courts now have multiple ways to gain a child’s perspective as the Office of the Children’s Lawyer is offering Focused Children’s Lawyer Reports (FCLR) and Voice of the Child reports (VOCs). The service is provided province-wide after a lengthy research project showed the reports’ positive impact.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, of the School of Social Work at King’s University College at Western University, along with Nicholas Bala, of Queen’s University, studied the usefulness of these reports in conjunction with the chief...