Youth Leaving Care Hearings – Nov. 25, 2011

On Fri. Nov.25th, at 10:15 a.m., JFCY lawyers will make submissions at the hearings at the Provincial Legislature, proposing recommendations for child welfare reform. JFCY’s efforts are led by Staff Lawyer, Niamh Harraher and Street Youth Legal Services Lawyer, Johanna Macdonald.Niamh and Johanna will be joined by young people who are former Crown Wards and kids who lived in foster…

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…