Facebook & the Law…

It is no secret that teenagers have come to rely on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to document every aspect of their lives. It is easy to get lost in the online world of social media and think that because you’ve set your profile to “private”, what you post online will have no repercussions. This blog…

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 Legal Rules of Youth and Work

Starting your first job? Did you know there are laws about young people in the workforce?  Consider these scenarios Mandeep is 14 years old and just started a summer job working at a construction project lifting supplies. Jillian, age 15 decides to start a part time job which requires her to work during school hours.…

Upcoming Event: the law and youth workshop!

An upcoming full day workshop on the law and youth. The workshop will be led by lawyer Jeffery Wilson, actress Kate Trotter, and psychiatrist Clive Chamberlain. The workshop will be a meeting of youth with lawyers and judges.  The workshop is free to youth 18 years and under. Teachers of life and law are exempted. Enrollment is…