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Portrait of Young People Registered for Services from the Centres jeunessse du Québec and Description of the Services Received During the First Eight Months (QC411)

Recipient: Centre jeunesse de Québec

Contribution: $ 1,684,965.00

Part one of this four-part study describes services provided to children and youth under the authority of Centres de jeunesse. The researchers point out the need for better assessment instruments and more coordination to link the client’s situation with the intervention chosen. They also note the high rate of poverty, social isolation, and mental health problems among parents of children placed in Centres de jeunesse. This is the first study of this population, and it establishes a baseline portrait from which to continue analysis. Part two describes how plans for intersectoral collaboration work in practice and concludes that explicit mechanisms for collaboration must be elaborated by organizations. Part three recommends clarification of the rights and responsibilities of parents concerning placement and their increased involvement. Part four evaluates the changes (begun in 1997) in the delivery of services to youth in Centres de jeunesse in Montreal and Quebec. The researchers observe that conditions for change were not present in the Centres de jeunesse studied, and they make recommendations about what those conditions might be.

Individual factsheets and reports are available for each of the four sub-studies.

Fact Sheet


This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.


Last Modified: 2005-08-29