The Child Witness Program works in partnership with the justice system and community partners to provide support services and court preparation for children and youth under the age of 18, who are victims and witnesses of crime, and their families, involved in the criminal justice system in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County. Watch the moving video of a mother telling her and her daughter's story.
Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
We are the lead agency establishing the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in Waterloo Region â€” a collaborative, best practice model for investigating reports of child abuse and providing wraparound support to these young victims, witnesses, and their families so they feel heard, helped, and begin to heal from the trauma. Safe Hands, Strong Futures is our community campaign to make this possible. Watch the video to find out more.