Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Ontario)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is responsible for services to children and youth in the Canadian province of Ontario. The ministry was created in 2003 to coordinate services for families with children. It manages and monitors Childrens' Aid Societies throughout the province. It also assists young adults in making the transition to adulthood. The agency is headquartered in the Macdonald Block in Toronto.
The ministry operates correctional facilities for juveniles who are convicted of crimes.
Secure juvenile facilities include:
- Bluewater Youth Centre (Goderich) (This Youth Centre has shut down in 2012)
- Brookside Youth Centre (Cobourg)
- Donald Doucet Youth Centre (Sault Ste. Marie)
- Cecil Facer Youth Centre (Greater Sudbury)
- Ge-Da-Gi-Binez Youth Centre (Fort Frances)
- William E. Hay Youth Centre (Ottawa)
- Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre (Thunder Bay)
- Roy McMurtry Youth Centre (Brampton)
- Sprucedale Youth Centre (Simcoe)
- "Contact Us." Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Retrieved on September 15, 2010.
- " Youth are found guilty of offences, they are not convicted. About Youth Justice Services in Ontario." Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Retrieved on 15 September 2010.
- "Secure Custody Facilities for Youth." Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Retrieved on September 15, 2010.