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

Cannabis in Canada
Information on: What you need to know - what the law means for you. Cannabis and the border. Cannabis impairment. How the laws and regulations will impact your business. More details
Guidelines for Obtaining Meaningful Consent
This document sets out practical & actionable guidance regarding what organizations should do to ensure that they obtain meaningful consent. It contains information about the guiding principles for obtaining consent, determining the appropriate form of consent, and the legal requirements. More details
Pesticide Use
This provincial government website has information about pesticide use that affects vendors and dispensers, as well as residential and commercial users of pesticides in landscaped areas. It includes links to changes to regulations, using pesticides legally, and pesticide certificates. More details
The Internet of Things
An introduction to privacy issues with a focus on the retail and home environments. More details
Residential Tenancy Branch: Information Sheets
Has a list of information sheets about rent, deposits, pets, inspecting the rental unit, and police assistant for landlords and tenants. Also includes other information sheets on the dispute resolution process. They are available for download in PDF. More details
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