Resources

Youth and Gangs
The Justice Education Society has produced an educational video that illustrates the dangers of gang involvement. It presents a scenario where young gang members struggle with their criminal activities, feel threatened, and recruit another youth into their gang. The video is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Punjabi. The Society has also published a factsheet that provides overview information about gangs in British Columbia. It describes who joins gangs, lies gangs tell, how to avoid getting involved and tips for parents. The fact sheet is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Punjabi.

Youth Criminal Justice Act
Youth and teachers can use this website to learn about the Youth Criminal Justice Act – the law that is applied to anyone aged 12-17. Students can read articles, take quizzes and complete assignments. Teachers can read lessons and take a final exam. The information is only available in English.

Legal Rights for Youth
This website is for youth who have questions about their legal rights. The site helps youth understand how the law applies to them and where they can get help. Topics include: Age-Based Rights, Crime, Family Break-up, Work, Driving, Medical Rights, Online Safety, Renting, Consumer Rights & Debt, Lawsuits, and more.

 

Court Choices
Testifying in court can be scary for young people. This website will help them with their feelings by teaching them about what will happen. Videos show what to expect in court, how to prepare, and how to testify.

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More Young Offenders Resources

Online FLA Assistant
This website helps you fill out the forms needed to apply for family court orders. They are protection orders, parenting arrangements, child support, contact with a child, guardianship, spousal support, case management, priority parenting matters, relocation of a child, and enforcement. More details
Child protection/removal
Browse materials and resources dealing with child protection and removal. Get help if you've been visited by the ministry or are trying to get your children back. Learn about the Parents Legal Centres. You can view PDFs online, or print or order materials for yourself. More details
Lending and collecting
Practical information on your rights and responsibilities when lending someone money or collecting on a debt from someone who owes you money. More details
Driving
Practical information on your rights and responsibilities as a driver in BC. Topics include getting (and keeping) a driver’s licence, distracted driving, and what to do if you get a traffic ticket. More details
How Can We Resolve Our Family Law Issues?
A MyLawBC infographic poster that sets out information about how to resolve your family issues with or without going to court. More details
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