It is a tragedy to see the danger that now exists in The Catholic Children’s Aid Society (CCAS), Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and the Family Court System. Our mission is to break the cycle of abuse within our system and to ensure that children everywhere are given back the childhood which was so wrongfully taken away from them.
To work together with purpose and determination to create a happy place for all our children. A place from which they can trust, and have a future full of hopes and dreams.
Our hope is to rebuild, to restore, to preserve what CCAS/CAS, and the Family Court was originally designed for …
to bring Hope back into our lives, and have Fear gone forever.
To redefine child abuse as a safety problem. In Canada, domestic violence has been reclassified as assault. That means the police must press charges. The message is clear: Beat a woman and go to jail. We must institute a similar practice for abused children. “Child abuse is, first and foremost, a criminal act, and is therefore a police matter.” It is not purely a “treatment” and social service issue. Assigning these investigations to the police would allow child welfare professionals to do what they should be do best; provide a variety of supportive services to troubled families. Equally important, the threat of stiff criminal penalties might cause the abusive caregiver to think twice.