The Manitoba government is investing $424,000 into a new pilot project at Winnipeg’s Child Protection Centre.
The funding will be allocated to increase the number of medical and specialized assessments for children who are newly apprehended or at risk of coming into care of Child and Family Services.
“The Child Protection Centre is an integral component of the child welfare system and supports our goal of preserving care within a child’s family and community,” said Families Minister Scott Fielding.
“This pilot creates better outcomes for children and families through more timely and comprehensive assessments that will lead to early intervention and speed up referral to services and supports within days, rather than months.”
The CPC, located at the Health Sciences Centre, expects to provide more than 2,000 medical assessments annually.
The pilot project is expected to begin later this year.