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

Template Clauses for COVID Agreements between Co-Parents
These templates are for parents sharing custody and/or having access arrangements or support orders in place, but want to make adjustments anticipating the pandemic situation. Includes social distancing clauses, a complete model social distancing agreement, and schooling arrangement clauses. More details
Rights and Responsibilities for New and Young Workers
This online course is a self-paced, interactive, curriculum-based program that helps new and young workers understand their health and safety rights and responsibilities in the workplace. More details
Should I go to court during COVID-19?
This 7-minute video is for people wondering if they should go to Provincial Court during COVID-19. The lawyer discusses a number of current legal problems and options for working out issues in good faith without going to court. More details
Protection orders during COVID-19
Video for people who want to leave an abusive partner, and a description of how to get a protection order during COVID-19. More details
Requesting Records from a Public Body or Private Organization
This tip sheet explains the kinds of records you can request according to the laws in BC and steps to follow when making the request. More details
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