Can a missed curfew impact custody rights?

Image from: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p9mgdMpCFTg/SeSkBTUFBsI/AAAAAAAAAD4/4GGjNcf8Jto/s400/Curfew.jpg If I miss my curfew, what happens? Scenario: Mike is a 14 year-old child living with his mom and dad in Toronto, Ontario. His parents had always given a rough timeline on when he should come home during the weekdays. However, after Mike entered high school, he had more extracurricular activities after school.…

Want to Volunteer at JFCY?

JFCY is accepting applications to volunteer on our committees.  The next deadline is September 21, 2012. **If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and Membership Application Form and send to Andrea at lueya@lao.on.ca. We appreciate all interest in volunteering for JFCY.  Unfortunately, there are limited spaces on our committees and we are not able to accept…

Safe Cycling

By PLE Team volunteer Deqa Abdi, with assistance from law student Sarah Alexander  http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sidewalk_bicycle_west_holly.jpg Scenario My name is John, I am 16 years old and I love to ride my bicycle. During the spring time the kids at my school ride their bikes.  I own a bike but my parents will not allow me…

Day of Pink is April 11- nearly here!

We’ve all been witness to it before, whether in school, at the workplace or in our communities.  Bullying has either been directed towards us, surrounded us, or we ourselves may have engaged in bullying behaviour before. Bullying can include verbal harassment, physical assault or emotional abuse.  It can be based on race, religion, gender, or…

JFCY wants to hear from you!

Happy New Year! The JFCY Public Legal Education Team (the crew that produces this blog) is interested in hearing from youth about what sorts of legal issues they would like to read about.  If you are a young person under age 18 (or an older person who is interested in youth issues) then let us…

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…