By Gordon Lambie
Johanne Fleurant, Director of Youth Protective Services (DPJ) for the Estrie administrative region presented her annual update this past week, indicating that the regional office received 9,216 reports of possible need for their services in 2021-22, an increase of 15.8 per cent from the previous year.
“These are situations where we received a call and a decision was made about whether the situation was receivable by youth protection,” Fleurant said, stressing the fact that the DPJ takes all reports seriously while also pointing out that some of the increase can be attributed to the fact that there was less reporting during the pandemic.
An English list of the resources available to families in the region is available online at santeestrie.qc.ca/family
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