Best Practice Guidelines for Canada

Over the past several years, there has been extensive work done by the National Network of Child Advocacy Centres/Child & Youth Advocacy Centres with the Department of Justice Canada to develop Best Practice Guidelines.

In order to complete this work, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre coordinated 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 role of the groups was to review the current guidelines and make any necessary changes based on practice, research and policy. Justice Canada commissioned a literature review, and later an updated version, to ensure the guidelines are based in current research.