2012: Girls in custody centralized at Burnaby Youth Custody Services

In contrast to the more than 100 girls in custody at the former Willingdon School for Girls in the 1960’s, the average number of girls in custody on any given day was approximately 16.

Burnaby Youth Custody Services becomes the central housing location for all girls in custody, with the exception of short term housing of girls in Prince George for cumulative remand periods up to 7 days and overnight housing at Victoria while awaiting transfer to Burnaby. Programs and services for girls in custody were enhanced through staff training, expert consultation in the areas of programs and services for girls in residential settings, facilities enhancements to the girls’ living units, and the further development of programming specific to girls.