Over the past several years, there has been extensive work done by the National Network of Child Advocacy Centres/Child & Youth Advocacy Centres to develop Best Practice Guidelines for Canada. In order to complete this work, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre is coordinating expert working groups for each of the guidelines, with members who have knowledge and expertise with a CAC/CYAC model and, experience working with a Multidisciplinary Team.
The goal is to finalize the Best Practice Guidelines. The role of the groups is to review the current guidelines and make any necessary changes based on practice, research and policy. The guidelines were presented at the National Meeting in Ottawa in March 2018 and will be finalized in 2019.
Justice Canada commissioned a literature review to ensure the guidelines are based in current research.