ERIC Number: ED360109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Justice-Related Children and Family Services for Native People in Ontario. A Discussion Paper. Revised.
Loucks, Bryan; Timothy, Arnette
Extensive evidence indicates that the Native family and society are "at risk," having been undermined by the existing non-Native child welfare, education, and justice systems. This paper examines issues in juvenile justice, child welfare, and family services with regard to control by Canada Native communities of their own social services. The document includes: (1) selected Ontario statistics on Native children in care, Natives in the criminal justice system, and costs to the provincial government; (2) jurisdictional disputes related to the delivery of social services on reservations; (3) strategies to expand Indian control of social services; (4) the effects of the Canadian Young Offenders Act and the Children's Services Act of Ontario on aboriginal peoples; (5) difficulties in the implementation of the (U.S.) Indian Child Welfare Act; (6) issues in foster care and adoption of Native children; and (7) community programs and initiatives addressing parenting skills education, prevention of child abuse and neglect, use of Native family courtworkers, substance abuse prevention, counseling and homemakers' services, and youth activities. Appendices provide related legal documents and information about the project. A bibliography contains approximately 100 entries, including research papers, legislation, program reports, statistical reports, and journal articles. (SV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Canada Natives, Child Welfare, Children, Community Control, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Legislation, Self Determination, Social Services
Ontario Native Council on Justice, 22 College St., #102, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1K6 ($18).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Native Council on Justice, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada