Province Honours Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka

The Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka was among 15 individuals and organizations honoured by the province today for the centre’s dedication to helping victims of crime.

In a release, the Attorney General’s office stated the child-friendly approach of our local child advocacy centre has had a tremendous impact on community response to child abuse and neglect.

child advocacy muskokaAlong with the Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka, some of the other recipients of this year’s Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction include:

  • Julie-Jeanne Latrémouille, who escaped a physically abusive relationship and became the coordinator of Ottawa’s Comité Réseau, an organization of French-speaking women fighting violence against women.
  • Shelley Gilbert, the coordinator of a social work service for Legal Assistance Windsor who is making a difference in the fight against human trafficking.
  • Embrace Her With Love Collective of Ohsweken that works to end violence against Indigenous women and girls as a way to honour the lives of the murdered or missing women of Six Nations.
  • John Ambulance Support Dog Program that gives victims of child abuse and sexual assault the option of having a highly-trained comfort dog accompany them when they attend court at the Newmarket courthouse.

May 29 to June 4, 2016 is National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

Today’s ceremony at Queen’s Park recognized victims of crime who have worked to raise awareness of victims’ issues across Ontario, as well as the organizations, professionals and volunteers that provide support for victims and advocate on their behalf. The Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction program started in 2006.

Photo from Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka website. Learn more about them by clicking here.

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