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Program looks to fill gaps in service for B.C. children, youth

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | By Ian Burns

Unlike many provinces, British Columbia does not have a government-funded program in place to assist children and youth in navigating the legal system. But a provincial child’s rights organization is aiming to fill that gap.

The Society for Children and Youth of B.C. established its child and youth legal centre in October, aiming to give young people in the province more of a voice in court. Society executive director Stephanie Howell said the program was a response to the “big gap” in ensuring access to justice...