DIRECTOR OF YOUTH PROTECTION (DYP)

For quick access to our services or to make a report, call 1-800-361-8665 

If you need help regarding personal or family problems, call 811.

For all other questions, information or to receive help, consult our  Ouvre un lien interne dans une nouvelle fenêtreONLINE INFORMATION REQUEST FORM (available in French only)

The specific mission of the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) is to protect children living in the Laurentian region. It promotes this exceptional law empowering partners and the community to ensure the safety and development of children. The DYP also ensures the rehabilitation and empowerment of young offenders in order to protect society.

It is parents who have the primary responsibility to ensure the safety and development of children. The exceptional nature of interventions by the Director of Youth Protection guides the actions of intervenors. The Director must therefore ensure rapid and effective intervention in the following situations :

  • abandonment
  • neglect
  • psychological mistreatment
  • sexual or physical abuse
  • serious behavioural problems

The Director can intervene within the updated terms of reference defined by the Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services, the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextYouth Protection Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Civil Code of Québec.

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