The Other Kids of 311 Jarvis

-by Niamh Harraher, Staff Lawyer and Jeffrey Rosekat, Chair of JFCY Board of Directors The prevailing wind of federal government policy and much media discourse seems focused on presenting youth as dangerous, out of control and in need of a highly punitive justice system. David Bruser’s series on the kids of 311 Jarvis Street which…

The Criminalization of Homelessness

Can I See Your ID?  The Policing of Youth Homelessness in Toronto A report was released this week that explores “the relationship between homeless persons – in particular, street youth – and law enforcement officials”.  Authors of the report: O’Grady, Bill |  Gaetz, Stephen |  Buccieri, Kristy JFCY Street Youth Legal Services lawyer, Johanna Macdonald, is quoted extensively throughout the report.For…

VIDEO – Civil recovery demand letters

Have you or your parents received a civil recovery demand letter for shoplifting?  Watch this video to learn more about the law in this area and your rights. This video was created entirely by volunteers on JFCY’s Public Legal Education Team, with direction from a JFCY staff lawyer.  It is intended to provide general information…