CBC News has obtained an alarming report about sexual exploitation in Newfoundland and Labrador that the provincial government funded three years ago and then locked away, citing public safety concerns.
Here are some of the researchers’ findings the government maintains that are too sensitive to release:
- Mentoring programs must be established for potentially vulnerable children and youth.
- All governments must take responsibility in establishing 24-hour help lines working in conjunction with crisis intervention services and outreach teams.
- “The healing process involves finding the source of the problem.”
- Children or youth at high risk for sexual exploitation must be identified by those with authority and ability to intervene.