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

Help with Debt
This website tells you about the options available to you to help manage your debt. Topics include dealing with creditors, getting out of debt, credit counseling, debt consolidation, debt settlement, consumer proposal, and bankruptcy. More details
Subsidized Housing
Subsidized housing is long-term housing for people who permanently reside in British Columbia. This website has information on eligibility, finding & selecting housing, applying for it, and keeping an application active. A list of frequently asked questions is included. More details
Legal Issues for Small Business
This guide describes a number of situations when you should consider consulting a lawyer. They include choosing a business structure, buying an existing business, leasing commercial space, drawing up contracts and agreements, and seeking equity financing. More details
Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human Rights Act
This guide explains what discrimination is, how the law prohibits it, and what to do if someone discriminates against you. The guide deals with the federal Canadian Human Rights Act (the Act), but not with provincial or territorial laws. More details
Fact Sheets on Abuse of Older Adults
These fact sheets provide information on what elder abuse is, outline the types of elder abuse, and include examples on each type of elder abuse. More details
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