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 support you in talking to police or your social worker and to help you stay connected with the supports you need. They will be there when you get to Oak Centre, and help you get comfortable before the interview. Before or after the interview, the Child and Youth Service Coordinator will meet with you to talk about how they can help you. They will provide emotional and practical support, service referrals, and make sure your voice is heard. After your visit to Oak Centre, the Child and Youth Service Coordinator will follow up with you and provide support to you 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 you and to attend court as needed. The Child and Youth Service Coordinator is also able to help prepare you for court, assist you in writing a Victim Impact Statement, and help you to access programs such as Crime Victims Assistance Program and Victim Notification. Oak Centre staff are committed to ensuring the rights of children and youth are respected throughout the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions about Oak Centre, or about your interview, we encourage you to call our Child and Youth Service Coordinator at 778-475-2920.