Mounties here in Thompson had some help recently from a Winnipeg-based program.
Members of the Thompson RCMP detachment spent time with Street Reach workers, and had nearly thirty interactions with youth late last week.
During those interactions, fourteen youth were returned to their placement and one 14-year-old female was returned to a parent having been found outside a local hotel with an adult female. The adult was issued a ticket for over $670 for having open liquor in her possession.
Several youth were found intoxicated, including one who was taken to Thompson General due to a high level of intoxication.
The efforts of the two organizations resulted in one youth being returned to their placement after having been missing for four days.
Street Reach is a part of Tracia’s Trust, the Manitoba Government strategy to prevent sexual exploitation of children and youth. There is no permanent Street Reach program here in Thompson.