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Hundreds of B.C. foster children victims of sexualized violence - British Columbia - CBC News

6.10.16

Hundreds of B.C. foster children victims of sexualized violence - British Columbia - CBC News: "These are disturbing numbers when you consider that we are talking about young people who in many cases are already traumatized, who can no longer live with their families, and whose protection is the responsibility of the government," Turpel-Lafond said.

"Clearly, there is an urgent need to better prevent and to respond more appropriately to sexualized violence against children and youth in care — particularly when it comes to Aboriginal girls."

The report titled Too Many Victims: Sexualized Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth in Care examines the cases of 121 youth that reported being victimized between 2011 and 2014.

Some of the cases date back to 2004 but the victims waited several years to come forward.

Turpel-Lafond said there have been an additional 112 reports of children victimized since the time frame outlined in the report.


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