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The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services (Child and Family Services; CFS) in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. There is substantial overlap between the child welfare and youth justice systems, with overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in both systems. Culturally appropriate programs and policies aimed at supporting parents, families and communities to care for their own children will likely have long-term positive impacts on the youth justice system.

Marni Brownell, Nathan Nickel, Lorna Turnbull, Wendy Au, Leonard MacWilliam, Oke Ekuma, Jeff Valdivia, Scott McCulloch, Janelle Boram Lee
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