Our Child and Youth Service Coordinator
The Child and Youth Service Coordinator is a full-time staff member at Oak Centre whose role is to help you navigate the system. This person will be there to greet you when you arrive at Oak Centre, and help your child to feel comfortable before their interview. While your child is being interviewed, the Child and Youth Service Coordinator will meet with you to discuss what supports your family might need. They will provide emotional and practical support, service referrals, and make sure your child’s best interests remain at the center of the process. Once the interview is over you can meet with the interviewer while your child enjoys the activities in our family room, accompanied by Oak Centre staff. Following your visit to Oak Centre, the Child and Youth Service Coordinator will follow up with you and provide support to you and your child for as long as necessary.
Our Victim Assistance Program
Oak Centre’s Child and Youth Service Coordinator provides support to children and youth aged 18 or younger who have been the victim of a crime or are going to be a witness in court. Oak Centre staff are able to offer emotional support, information, and court updates to the child or youth, as well as for their supportive family members, and to attend court as needed. The Child and Youth Service Coordinator is also able to help prepare children and youth for court, assist them in writing a Victim Impact Statement, and help them access programs such as Crime Victims Assistance Program and Victim Notification. Oak Centre staff is committed to ensuring the rights of children and youth are respected throughout the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions, please contact us.