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.

Clicklaw
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More Young Offenders Resources

Court orders & hearings
Explains many of the court orders and hearings for the child protection process. Describes the Report to Court, access order, consent order, interim supervision orders, temporary supervision orders, and continuing custody order. More details
Advocates
Lists resources that might be helpful to you if you're working as an advocate for people with family law issues. Includes what's new in family law, links to all information pages and step-by-step guides listed by topic, videos, and links to other services and resources. More details
Immigration
Lists resources that might be helpful to you if you're not a Canadian citizen and you have a family law issue. Explains how laws in other countries can affect your legal situation, how some processes might be different, and what you can do if your residency sponsorship breaks down. More details
Parents Legal Centres
Describes Parents Legal Centres (PLCs), a Legal Aid BC service that provides a free lawyer and an advocate to help parents address child protection issues early on. The service is available to eligible parents any time after the ministry or a delegated Aboriginal agency contacts them. More details
How To Separate - Online Course
How to Separate is an online course that helps people in BC move through separation or divorce. It's for those who can work it all out on their own, as well as those who need the court. Learn about key issues, decisions and who can help. Prepare to go to court, build your case and prepare for trial. More details
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