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

RDSP Tutorial
This online tutorial helps you learn about Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan. It consists of four chapters: about RDSP, getting started, opening RDSP, and other info. Each chapter has a list of questions or topics that you can navigate to directly. More details
Specific Communities and Family Law
This chapter provides an overview of the ways some laws apply differently to specific communities regarding family law problems. It covers Aboriginals, immigrants, and the LGBT community. More details
Family Violence
This chapter provides an overview of the ways that criminal law, tort law, and the Family Law Act can address issues of family violence, including through peace bonds and protection orders. It also takes a brief look at some child protection issues. More details
How to Apply for a Record Suspension - Video Tutorial
This video tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions on applying for a record suspension. The videos are organized by chapters, which includes definition of a record suspension, eligibility criteria, the 10 steps to apply for a record suspension, and contact information for more info. More details
MyLawBC Make a separation plan pathway
This guided pathway will help you make a plan for resolving the family law matters involved in your separation or divorce. Your (confidential) answers to its questions will generate a separation plan tailored to your situation that contains all the resources and information you need. More details
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