JFCY publications are free to download and distribute

JFCY general information brochure and 2016 Annual Report

Toronto Teen Street Guide – Winter 2014

Child Protection

School Issues

Youth Criminal Justice Court

  Process – getting a lawyer, EJS/diversion, attending court and flowchart

  Bail – being held or released, sureties and bail hearings

Leaving Home – includes when you can live independently, going to school, working and financial support options

Health Care Rights – includes OHIP, making your own decisions, records, psychiatric facilities and secure treatment

Shoplifting Demand Letters – about civil recovery letters written by stores asking for money when someone has been accused of shoplifting

  Criminal Injuries Compensation Board: qualifications and application

Age Based Laws – concise summary of age-based legal milestones for youth in Ontario

The legal information pamphlets above have been formatted to print on regular letter size paper.  They are also available in booklet form, please contact us to request copies and determine if there is a cost for shipping.

Know Your Rights: A legal guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2015)


Cover and Backcover


  1. Introduction
  2. The Police
  3. Lawyers
  4. Detention
  5. Extrajudicial Measures and Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJM & EJS)
  6. In Court
  7. Sentencing Process
  8. AboriginalYouth
  9. Types of Sentences
  10. Records
  11. Appeals

This publication was updated in October 2015 and is no longer available in a printed book format. We continue to seek funding to reprint this publication. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us to determine the cost; it will be printed on letter sized paper, 3-hole punched and ready for your binder of choice.


Street Law Smarts 2015: fact sheets designed to assist staff working at street-youth serving agencies to help homeless youth with their legal problems

Introduction and Summary

Table of Contents

Back Page

  1. Where to Get Legal Help
  2. Evidence Tips
  3. Leaving Home
  4. Ontario Works & ODSP
  5. Shelters
  6. Tenant Rights
  7. Small Claims
  8. If you have been a victim of a crime
  9. Immigration
  10. Mental Health
  11. Education
  12. Stops and Searches by Police
  13. Security Guards
  14. Tickets
  15. Panhandling
  16. Parks
  17. Trespassing
  18. Street and Sidewalks
  19. Alcohol
  20. Marijuana
  21. Warrants
  22. Appearing in Criminal Court
  23. Police Complaints
  24. Youth Records
  25. Adult Records
  26. Record Suspensions (previously pardons)

This publication is generally only available in this format. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us to determine the cost; it will be printed on letter sized paper, 3-hole punched and ready for your binder of choice.

Zines created by our Public Legal Education Team:

SuspensionsExpulsions plastic cards:

suspensions   expulsions

Police Stops – under 18


SYLS Police Card – Searches & Stops card:

Extrajudicial Measures & Sanctions (EJM & EJS) card:


Youth Records plastic cards series, in order of appearance:

1 – Who can See Your Records?

2 – When are Youth Records Destroyed?

3 –Travel, Employment and Immigration

 YouthRecord1-face   YouthRecord2-face   YouthRecord3-face

Street Youth Legal Services plastics cards series, in order of appearance:

Warrants-face   Panhandling-face   Security-face  Parks-face  Tickets-face

The above wallet sized plastic cards are available in hard copy.  Please contact us to request cards and to determine if there is a cost for shipping.

Newletters – from the archives: