Programs needed for kids ‘aging out’ of child welfare system in NWT says advocate

An advocate for at-risk youth in the Northwest Territories says the government needs to do more than throw money at the problem of kids aging out of the child welfare system.

An advocate for at-risk youth in the Northwest Territories says the government needs to do more than throw money at the problem of kids aging out of the child welfare system.

In 2016 the territorial government extended support payments for youth were ready to be cut loose.

But Chelsea Thacker says more programs are needed until the young adults are much older.

Video Journalist / Yellowknife

Charlotte joined APTN in January 2017 as a video journalist in Yellowknife, N.W.T.. Before coming to APTN she interned at CTV Lethbridge, earned her BA in feminist research from Western University and her obtained post-graduate in journalism at Humber College.

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