Voluntary Youth Services Agreement
A Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) aims to help youth ages 16 and 17 support who cannot be adequately protected at home or in their current living situation.
A Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) is available for youth who:
- Are aged 16 or 17
- Cannot be adequately protected at home or in their current living situation
- Have no other safe options with family or friends
- Need an out-of-home placement
In 2018, the age of protection in Ontario was raised from 16 to 18. As a result, 16 and 17-year-olds are now eligible for the full range of child protection services, including the option of a voluntary youth services agreement if the youth is in need of protection and an out-of-home placement is required.
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