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Glossary

Youth

Jeunesse

Youth is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence.

Youth centre (YC)

Centre jeunesse (CJ)

A youth center is a set of specialized support services for young people and families who are experiencing significant difficulties, endangering the safety and development of children and adolescents.

Youth Protection Act (YPA)

Loi sur la protection de la jeunesse (LPA)

The purpose of this Act is to protect children whose security or development is or may be considered to be in danger. The Act also aims to put an end to and prevent the recurrence of situations in which the security or the development of a child is in danger.

Youth welfare services

Services de protection de la jeunesse

Youth welfare services aim to assure that the law in respected regarding the well-being, safety and development of children and adolescents and to intervene when these rights are not respected.

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