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

Gladue Report Guide: How to prepare and write a Gladue report
Plain language booklet for Gladue report writers outlines how to prepare and write effective reports to help Aboriginal people before the court receive fair treatment. Explains what’s in a report, how to gather information for it, and writing guidelines to follow. Includes a Gladue report template. More details
Your Welfare Rights: Welfare Benefits
This booklet gives basic information about monthly welfare benefits and supplements for housing, medical and dental, and other costs; how to apply for a supplement if your qualify; and how to appeal a ministry decision. Also includes where to get help if you have a problem getting benefits. More details
Property Assessment Appeal Board - Online Dispute Resolution
This service is available for you to appeal the property assessment of your residential properties. It allows you to have the option to resolve your appeal completely online. An online guide helps you understand the steps, the appeal issues, and how to determine whether you have a strong case. More details
The Registered Disability Savings Plan
This Help Sheet provides information about and details the benefits of opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). More details
Methadone Patients Rights Cards
In cooperation with BC Association of People on Methadone (BCAPOM), Pivot has produced 15,000 methadone patients rights cards. Faced with systemic abuse and discrimination from unethical physicians, pharmacists and others, methadone patients across the province are standing up for their rights. More details
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