There are no telethons to help mistreated children despite the staggering number of reported cases that are investigated by the Department of Youth Protection. These children are beaten, sexually abused, neglected and/or abandoned. The abusers are rarely ever strangers and maliciously use their authority to influence unsuspecting victims. Today, 30,000 children in Quebec are under government care, guided by laws put in place over twenty-five years ago to protect them. Filmmaker and Journalist Paul Arcand?s shocking documentary Thieves of Innocence (Les voleurs d?enfance) explores the additional abuse children experience in Quebec's youth protection programs. The film documents the victims' endless struggles to end the cycle of abuse and manipulation. Seeking to break the silence, Thieves of Innocence (Les voleurs d?enfance) boldly challenges the government?s protection of our most precious resource - our innocent children!