The jury at the inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin delivered its verdict and recommendations to the court, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
The jury heard from more than 50 witnesses including: doctors, police officers, teachers, neighbours, family members and child welfare professionals over the past five months.
The testimonies detail the circumstances surrounding the tragic death over ten years ago, and outline changes that have been made since.
There were 103 recommendations made by the jury aimed to reduce the chances of a similar incident occurring in the future. The recommendations will be seen across various sectors and include legislative and organizational changes.
Since Jeffrey’s death child welfare services has already seen many improvements. We can now begin to assess and implement the jury’s recommendations to continue to improve our services.
You can view the complete list of recommendations online here.
CUPE National released the following information vowing to respect Jeffrey’s memory by pushing the province to act on the recommendations put forth by the jury.
Read more here.