Our advocates are here to help you through every step of your journey. They will provide you and your caregivers with all the information and resources you will need and will help you navigate the criminal justice system. Our advocates are also available to deliver public talks for those seeking education for their employees, volunteers, students, teachers, health professionals, non-profits, etc. Contact us for more information.
The Raven’s Nest Center is equipped with one interview room, one monitoring room, a reception/waiting room, and friendly staff. The plain-clothed RCMP officer will conduct their forensic interview at the center and then you can stay and ask your advocate any questions that you may have.
A CYAC brings together a multidisciplinary team, made up of police, child protection workers, medical staff, mental health professionals, justice agencies, child and family advocates, etc. to work together to ensure that the needs of the youth are prioritized throughout the whole process. Raven’s Nest is amongst a growing number of CYACs across Canada that have proven to be successful in ensuring that the traumatisation of a youth when participating in the judicial and court process is reduced. Our model aims to reduce the number of times the youth has to tell their story by bringing all the resources under one roof, in a child friendly environment to make the youth as comfortable as possible. Our program operates within Central Vancouver Island, with our physical center based in Duncan.