Focus on Child and Youth Advocacy Centres
stream provides up to $70,000 in one-time funding for proposals that will enhance the capacity,
development, or improvement of service(s) within an existing Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC)
in communities across British Columbia*.
CYACs provide a coordinated approach to addressing the needs of child and youth victims and/or
witnesses in the criminal justice system. CYACs seek to minimize system-induced trauma by providing a
single, child-friendly setting for young victims or witnesses and their non-offending family members
and/or caregivers to seek services.
*Note: The term “existing CYAC” refers to an agency that has successfully completed a needs
assessment/feasibility study through Federal Department of Justice funding and has gathered
commitment of relevant stakeholders (including victim services) for the formal establishment of a
multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. A CYAC that is “in development/pilot” or “operational” is
Is your organization Indigenous? (E.g. First Nations Band, Tribal Council, Friendship Centre,
Incorporated Non-Profit, Indigenous Community-Based Non-Profit, etc.)
Has the project previously received a Civil Forfeiture Grant? If yes, please list which years the project