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Criminal Law - Youth criminal justice

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CLEONet Has Re-Launched at Your Legal Rights
Produced by CLEO
Produced in 2011
Your Legal Rights is the new, improved, and expanded website of legal information for people in Ontario. The new site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
Available in English


House Party
Produced by Justice for Children and Youth
Produced in 2011
The spring 2011 issue of the Justice for Children and Youth newsletter looks at some of the legal issues that might arise when young people attend house parties. It discusses assault, alcohol, property damage, drunk driving, drugs, and the rights of youth when in contact with the police.
Available in English


Reporting Peer to Peer Violence in Schools
Produced by METRAC
Produced in 2010
This webinar is an overview of Bill 157, legislation that creates obligations to report and respond to serious incidents in Ontario schools.
Available in English


Has your child been charged with a crime?
Produced by CLEO
Produced in 2008
This resource offers basic information about what a parent can expect if a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime.
Available in English, French/fran├žais, Arabic Arabic, Somali Somali, Chinese Chinese, Spanish Spanish, Tamil Tamil, Urdu Urdu


Has your child been charged with a crime? - Audio
Produced by CLEO
Produced in 2008
This resource offers basic information about what a parent can expect if a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime.
Available in English, French/fran├žais, Arabic Arabic, Chinese Chinese, Somali Somali, Spanish Spanish, Tamil Tamil, Urdu Urdu


I've Been Charged and I'm under 18 -- What do I do?
Produced by Justice for Children and Youth
Produced in 2008
This guide to the youth court process is for young people living in Toronto charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). It describes the rights of young people who have been detained or arrested by police, what may happen leading up to the court date, and what to expect in the courtroom.
Available in English


Legal Information for Criminalized and Imprisoned Women
Produced by METRAC
Produced in 2008
This section of the Ontario Women's Justice Network has links to information on these topics: Working with a Lawyer, Alternatives to Jail, No Contact Orders, Mandatory and Dual Charging, Sex Work and the Law, Rights of Parents, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Health Care in Provincial Jails and Detention Centres. Some of these titles are available in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tamil, as well as English.
Available in English


Your Age and the Law
Produced by Justice for Children and Youth
Produced in 2008
This booklet has information about age-based laws in Ontario. It lists age categories and summarizes the laws that apply to each. It covers topics such as school attendance, employment, health care, sexual consent, criminal charges, and alcohol.
Available in English


Alcohol, Teens and Catastrophe: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Avoiding Alcohol Liability
Produced by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)
Produced in 2006
This resource, developed for parents of teens, explains the legal liability that parents may have if drunk young people injure themselves or others after drinking alcohol on their property.
Available in English


I Received a Civil Recovery Demand Letter for Shoplifting -- What Should I Do?
Produced by Justice for Children and Youth
Produced in 2006
This guide tells what people caught shoplifting can do if they receive a letter from the store demanding payment, if they are asked to sign a document by store security guards, or if they receive a statement of claim from Small Claims Court.
Available in English


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