The Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (Ministère de la Santé et Services sociaux) is responsible for providing protection services to children and youth in accordance with the mandate outlined in the Youth Protection Act. There are currently 16 Youth Centres (YC) and three multi-mission centres across the province.  Both of these centres are responsible for services under the Youth Protection Act as well as the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2002). In each centre, there is a director of youth protection (DYP) who is responsible for enforcing the Youth Protection Act. The DYP also has the powers of a provincial director under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In the youth protection system in Quebec, the intervention process consists of the following stages: receiving and processing a report (intake), evaluating the situation (investigation), orienting the child (intervention planning), and implementing interventions and reviewing the situation. These stages are carried out in separate administrative units, except for the evaluation and orientation stages which are carried out by the same workers. For more information, please see the information sheet on Quebec's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Journal article
Exploring mediating factors in the association between parental psychological distress and psychosocial maladjustment in adolescence

Roustit, Christelle
Campoy, Eric
Chaix, Basile
Chauvin, Pierre

L’évolution de la sévérité de la maltraitance au Québec

Hélie, Sonia
Roy, Catherine

Mémoire de l'ACJQ présenté à la commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse dans le cadre de la consultation sur le profilage racial et ses conséquences

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Mémoire de l'ACJQ: présenté à la commission des institutions sur le projet de Loi 94 «Loi établissant les balises encadrant les demandes d'accommodements dans l'administration gouvernementale et dans certains établissements»

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Position de l’Association des centres jeunesse du Québec devant le comité permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne Étude du projet de loi C-4 Loi modifiant la Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents et apportant des modif

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Journal article
Assessing the effectiveness of the NICHD investigative interview protocol when interviewing French-speaking alleged victims of child sexual abuse in Quebec

Cyr, Mireille
Lamb, Michael E.

Journal article
Child sexual abuse and adult romantic adjustment: comparison of single- and multiple-indicator measures

Godbout, Natacha
Sabourin, Stéphane
Lussier, Yvan

Journal article
Facteurs associés à la rétention des signalements impliquant un abus sexuel

Tourigny, Marc
Jacob, Marie
Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine
Wright, John

Journal article
From the family universe to the outside world: Family relations, school attitude, and perception of racism in Caribbean and Filipino adolescents

Rousseau, Cécile
Hassan, Ghayda
Measham, Toby
Moreau, Nicolas
Lashley, Myrna
Castro, Thelma
Blake, Caminee
McKenzie, Georges

Journal article
Knowledge mobilization in child welfare

Trocmé, Nico
Esposito, Tonino
Laurendeau, Claude
Thomson, Wendy
Milne, Lise