Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) is an excellent way to work with and engage families who are involved with child protection services. The main goal of ADR is to give the family and their support network a leadership role. They will participate in decision-making concerning a child’s care in partnership with the Society.

To know more about this program, visit the Alternate dispute resolution Program page of Family Services Ottawa’s website..

When a child or youth is removed from their family due to unsafe circumstances, or when ADR is unsuccessful, it may be necessary to go to court.

For more information about the court process, download the booklet pdfChild protection court cases.