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Your Age and the Law

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 activity, criminal charges, and alcohol use.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Youth records and crossing the border

A blog post from Justice for Children & Youth discusses how a youth record can affect whether or not a young person can cross the border.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

House Party

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

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Late Night Swims in Public Pools: Legal?

A blogpost from Justice for Children and Youth looks at trespass, curfew, and other laws that apply when young people are found swimming in public pools after they’re closed.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Trespassing: What is the law?

A blog post from Justice for Children and Youth looks at the legal consequences a group of 14-year-olds face when they decide to sneak into a factory late at night.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Reporting Peer to Peer Violence in Schools

This webinar, presented by Zahra Dhanani of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), is an overview of Bill 157, legislation that creates obligations to report and respond to serious incidents in Ontario schools.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2010

In Brief: Roles in the Criminal Justice System

This is a list of terms used to describe the roles of people you find in and around criminal justice system courtrooms, including “Accused,” “Judge,” “Jury,” “Lawyer,” and 24 more. 

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2006