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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Covid-19 Resources for British Columbians
Provides a list of links to information dealing with the ways Covid-19 public health directives are affecting people's lives. Includes general hotline numbers, online resources, changes to legal help & info services, courts, and tribunals. More details
Buying or Selling a Home
Buying or selling a home? You can reduce stress by learning about the process. Our pages include step-by-step guides to Buying a Home, Buying a Condo or Other Strata Housing, and Selling Your Home. These pages feature practical guidance, explainer videos, legal tips, and user stories. More details
Buying a Home in BC
This publication is for those who want to buy a home in British Columbia. It steps you through the process, from making an offer to closing the deal. It also explains the common legal documents involved — in language you can understand. The information is current to November 2019. More details
Who Can Stay in the Family Home on Reserve
Brochure gives basic information about the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Describes who has rights to the family home during your relationship, if you and your spouse separate, if your spouse dies. Includes illustrated scenarios and where to get more legal help. More details
Family Violence Has Many Faces
This poster has information on different kinds of abuse, and provides the link to the Clear Skies video about family violence. The poster is based on the Clear Skies graphic novel, which is Marnie's story about her abusive male partner. More details
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