Murdered youth demonstrates lack of supports for Alberta kids in child welfare – Calgary Herald

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017159 Views

Just nine months after aging out of the child welfare system, 18-year-old Peter was murdered.

His death, the latest explored by Alberta’s child and youth advocate, highlights the same concern the office has had for 20 years — transition supports for kids aging out of care are failing.

Young people leaving the child welfare system are more vulnerable, have more complex needs than other youth and require specific resources, advocate Del Graff wrote in his latest report.

Graff found a gap between what child services knows will support a youth, and what is actually done to support them.

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