Alberta Liberal response to Question 11

Question:  How will you ensure that Calgary young offenders have access to the supports they need in this community?

Will you commit to keeping CYOC open?

Alberta Liberals have opposed the CYOC's closure since the day it was announced, and commit to keeping it open. We should be working hard to rehabilitate these young people who are in trouble with the law, not ripping them out of the only support system they may have. We all agree that moving troubled young people hundreds of kilometers away from the discipline and support that their families would provide, the counsel their lawyers provide, or the addiction or emotional therapy that their trusted case workers provide is a bad idea. Impeding the ability of these young people to turn their lives around is going to lead to more trouble with the law, more problems in the community, and more overall costs to the public.

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