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Criminal Records and Your Employment

This resource looks at what a criminal record is and how it affects your getting a job, what absolute and conditional discharges are, and what a record suspension is. It includes links to further resources.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Navigating the Canadian Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Victims

This guide looks at the criminal justice system through questions that crime victims raised based on their experiences. It describes what happens when someone becomes a victim of crime, police procedures, trial, decision, sentencing, appeals, the prison system, parole, dealing with the media, victim services, legal aid, youth criminal justice, and restorative justice.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Restorative Justice: A Guide for Young People

Using stories, art, and poetry created by kids, this booklet defines restorative justice, then looks at how it is used in the criminal justice system and in the community. Included are activity pages for young people. This publication was produced by organizations in Northern Ireland, so some of the situations described, and the contacts, are relevant only to Northern Ireland. 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Inmate Information Guide for Adult Institutions

This guide is a list arranged alphabetically of policies and guidelines pertaining to conditions in adult correctional institutions in Ontario. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Human Rights in Action: Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences

This booklet explains the rights women have while in prison and while out on conditional release, and discusses some of the ways women prisoners can exercise their rights and avoid having them restricted further. Another purpose of the booklet is to aid in the training of prisoner advocates inside and outside prison. 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Visiting a loved one inside? A handbook for people visiting a prisoner at an adult correctional facility in Ontario

This document is intended to provide information to Ontarians who are or have been in conflict with the law, and their families. It is divided into two parts: Prison Visits: What to expect, and Prison Directory, covering provincial and federal prisons.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Policing and Society

Designed for grade 9 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource provides information about policing in society. It includes strategies and activities to help students think critically about this aspect of the justice system.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Shoplifting Demand Letters

Justice for Children and Youth lawyers answer some of the most FAQ regarding “demand letters”: letters demanding money that are sent to you or your parents after you were caught shoplifting. Questions include: Do you have to pay? Will they take you to court if you don’t pay?

Available in:

English

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities in Ontario

This webinar offers strategies for enhancing communication across mental health, addictions, human services, and justice sectors. It covers issues of confidentiality when communicating with correctional facilities, and lessons learned from a communication agreement between a community service provider and a correctional facility.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Theft in a Shopping Mall

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at what happens when an 18-year-old high school student steals a necklace from a jewelry store. It lists five possible outcomes, including being charged with an offense, being sent a Civil Recovery Demand Letter, and not being allowed in the store or mall for a period of time.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013