To ensure that all residents of the Southeast can live in safety and free from violence.
The Boreal Child and Youth Expertise Centre seeks to develop new approaches, facilitate access to justice, improve the capacity of service providers, foster the establishment of referral networks and raise awareness about the services offered to victims and members of their family.
Openness, fairness, integrity, excellence and transparency.
In 2009 in New Brunswick, 568 sexual assaults (levels 1 to 3) were reported to the police.
Since 1980, the rate of sexual assault in New Brunswick has ranked highest in the country.
One in five women and one in 10 men
are victims of sexual assault.
Just 9% of cases of sexual assault are reported to the police.
After a sexual assault is reported, the victim and parent come to the Boreal Centre to receive the services they need. Children immediately receive medical, legal and psychological services on-site. Social workers guide the family through the legal process and the victim quickly receives specialized therapeutic services. The parent receives the necessary assistance and advice to support the family.