What Happens if My Friend Shoplifts?

Camilla’s high school is a ten-minute walk away from a mall so her and her friends usually go there during their lunch period.  In their most recent visit to the mall, Camilla and her friends go into a make up store because they want to buy the newest shade of nail polish.  While most of…

House Party Gone Wrong…

Bianca’s parents are going out of town this weekend and with a bit of convincing from her friend Hailey she decides that she should throw a party Saturday night. Hailey even promises that she can get the alcohol for the party; she assures Bianca that her older sister will make an LCBO trip for them…

As a Victim of Sexual Assault, What Can You Do?

Scenario:Melissa is a 15-year-old girl struggling with math at school. Fortunately, her new math teacher is extremely nice, offering her extra help with her homework after class. One day, when she goes to his office to ask him a question regarding the new assignment, he accidentally brushes her chest. Confused, she does nothing until he…

Video: Leaving Home

Check out this new video that deals with legal issues that can arise when youth leave home.   Click on the link below to learn about the legal and practical issues that Terence must consider as he decides whether to leave home and live on his own at the age of 16.  To read more…

Staff profile: Andrea Luey

By Diana Rozo, JFCY PLE Team MemberAndrea Luey has worked as a lawyer at JFCY since 2009. She works with clients and also runs the Public Legal Education Team. Andrea during the JFCY PLE Team filming of a legal rights video Before she worked at JFCY, she worked for Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services in Toronto and Kinna-aweya Legal…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

On December 20 some members of the YouTube Subcommittee of the PLE Team shot a public legal education video. The topic: Age of Consent for Sexual Activity, an area of law that is commonly misunderstood. The volunteers worked with Andrea to come up with a script and plan. Stay tuned for the release of this…

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…