The Law and Youth provides young people aged 19 and under with realistic, useful and accurate information about the law and their rights. Through a series of interactive workshops, youth participants learn and discuss rights and legal questions relevant to their own lives, including:
- What are your rights regarding medical care and consent?
- When can you leave home?
- If you are in the care of a children’s aid society, when can you leave care? How and when can you choose to go A.W.O.L?
- How can you challenge suspension or expulsion from school?
- How to deal with unfair treatment due to race, sexual orientation, or mental or physical condition?
- What are your rights as a youth offender, or as a victim of crime?
…and many more.
The program is divided into four workshop sessions:
- Your Rights
- Learning and Working
- Crimes You Commit, and Crimes Committed Against You
The Law and Youth is a public legal education program spear-headed by Toronto lawyer Jeffery Wilson, and presented in partnership with DCI-Canada and Covenant House Toronto. At present, the program is being piloted in Toronto.
For more information visit the project web site: The Law and Youth