Last week, the government gave reporters a backgrounder supporting its contention that the ministry of children and family development has "engaged" with the children and youth representative. But there was an error it, according to a ministry spokesperson. The backgrounder stated the representative sent a letter on October 2009 acknowledging the effort children and family development staff had made to act on the recommendations in one of her reports. However, it wasn't the Youth Justice Kids, Care and Crime report, as the ministry seemed to suggest. It was actually Medical Assessments in B.C.'s Youth Justice System report.
February 2, 2010