Reporting back following TTR from the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court

Follow this procedure for reporting to the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court following a therapeutic treatment report (TTR) from the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court.

Introduction

Following a TTR from the Criminal Division of Children’s Court, the CYFA requires child protection to report back to the Criminal Division at each of the following points:

  • within 21 days of the referral (s. 350(1))
  • upon determination by the Court of a protection application or an application for a therapeutic treatment order (TTO) (s. 351)
  • upon completion or revocation of the therapeutic treatment order (s. 353).

Procedure

Case practitioner tasks

  • See Therapeutic treatment orders forms for letter and report templates.
  • Report to the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court with 21 days of the referral. In your report confirm that the referral has been investigated and advise whether:
    • a protection application has been made or
    • an application for a therapeutic treatment order (TTO/TTPO) has been made or
    • child protection is satisfied that no protection application or no application for a TTO is required.
  • Report to the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court if child protection makes a protection application or an application for a TTO/TTPO as soon as possible after the Family Division of the Children’s Court has determined that either:
    • a TTO is not appropriate as child protection is satisfied that the child and family will attend treatment in a voluntary capacity
    • the application was dismissed or
    • a protection order or a therapeutic treatment order was made and state the terms of the order.
  • Seek a final report from the SABTs provider regarding:
    • the child’s attendance record
    • the nature and extent of the child’s participation
    • whether or not the child’s participation was to the satisfaction of the therapeutic treatment provider
    • the opinion of the therapeutic treatment provider as to the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Provide the SABTs report alongside the child protection report to the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court following the completion or revocation of a TTO. Include in the report details of the child’s attendance and participation in the therapeutic treatment program under the order.

Supervisor tasks

  • Provide ongoing supervision and consultation.

 

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