Services

Section 30 CLRA Assessments

Providing custody and access assessments for families involved in Family Court matters.

Section 54 CFSA Assessments

Providing parental capacity assessments for families involved with a Children’s Aid Society and Family Court.

Section 34 YCJA Assessments

Providing assessments for youth and their families who have been referred by the Youth Court.

 

 Four Counties Family Court Mediation Service

Family Mediation is a voluntary method of resolving disagreements. It provides families with an opportunity to resolve disagreements arising out of their separation or divorce. Parents or separating couples may decide to participate in mediation to negotiate a settlement with respect to issues including:

 

• A parenting plan for children
• Child support
• Spousal support
• Division of property

Mediation is a cooperative alternative to, or a complement to, the court process and has the potential benefits of saving time, money, reducing conflict, and preserving relationships. It is one of the most effective options when people are willing and able to put aside their emotional differences, anger and frustration to work towards developing a separation plan which is mutually acceptable.

For more information, visit the mediation website:

 

Child Protection Mediation

In conjunction with Blue Hills Child & Family Centre, this service helps families resolve disputes with the Children’s Aid Society through alternatives such as Family Group Decision Making and Child Protection Mediation.

Central East Residential Placement and Review Committee (RPAC)

RPAC conducts residential placement reviews for children in group homes and other residential placements, as per the Child and Family Services Act, for youth up to 18 years of age.  RPAC assists and informs parents, children, youth and service providers as to the availability and appropriateness of residential services and alternatives to residential services, in order to facilitate and/or improve the social supports for children and youth at risk.