Individual Advocacy


When someone has a complaint about a department's service or is unable to receive a service for a young person and/or their family, they can bring it to the attention of our office for review. These complaints are known as our individual advocacy cases.

Every individual advocacy case is unique and we tailor our response to fit each circumstance. Individual advocacy cases require varying levels of support from our staff, which result in varying lengths of time for different problems to be resolved. We categorize our individual advocacy cases as either basic or comprehensive. The individual advocacy process involves three phases: intake and assignment, investigation and problem solving, and resolution and follow-up, as laid out in Figure 1.