R v Todorovic: Does The Age Of A Child Matter When Determining If She Was “Detained”?

Guest post by Brock Jones, Crown Counsel On February 27, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R v Todorovic, 2014 ONCA 153. The central issue on the conviction appeal was whether Todorovic’s statements to the police on the night of her arrest were properly admissible pursuant to the requirements of section…

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…

Youth and the Police

What to do if you are being questioned by the police:Ask if you are free to go and why you are being questioned. If you are being searched, ask why. State that you want to speak to your lawyer. Make the telephone call right then if you have a cellphone. The Justice for Children and…