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Marvin Bernstein will not seek a second term as Saskatchewan's Children's Advocate.

Marvin Bernstein, Saskatchewan's Children's Advocate, will not seek a second five-year term in the position, the province's minister of justice says.

Don Morgan said Bernstein is leaving the province at the end of the summer. Bernstein is to take a job with UNICEF Canada and return to his home province of Ontario at the end of his term in early September, a spokesperson said.

Morgan praised Bernstein's work.

"He's left a mark on our province," Morgan said Thursday. "He's been a strong advocate for children and for their rights. He's raised some significant issues, not the least of which is independent counsel for children."

During his tenure as advocate Bernstein also produced a special report on issues relating to foster care, especially crowding in some homes.

That work led to the start of several reforms.