Alternative dispute resolution

ADR is a strategy to streamline court processes and encourage alternatives to court. It focuses on a more strengths-based, inclusive and collaborative approach to resolving child protection disputes, and encourages the involvement and support of the family, extended family, and the community, in planning and decision-making for children.

The dataset describes the number of referrals in child protection cases that are made to ADR service providers funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, including referrals tracked by Children's Aid Societies.

An ADR service provider is a third-party transfer payment agency that is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of ADR services.

The data set is broken down by:

  • fiscal year
  • ministry region
  • children's aid society
  • total number of new referrals
  • number of referrals that are carried over from the previous fiscal year
  • referrals made prior to court involvement
  • referrals made post court involvement
  • referrals declined

*[ADR]: alternative dispute resolution

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Fiscal: 2007 - 2015

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