Publications

COVID-19 update: justice services are essential services and remain available throughout this time. Note that our publications below do not contain the COVID-19 updates, please visit our Legal Wiki which includes the content below as well as COVID-19 updates.

Public Space Use – July 20, 2020

Special Education infographics (Colour & BW versions)

JFCY publications are free to download and distribute

 General Information about JFCY tri-fold 

 Teen Street Guide – pocket-sized foldout with info on a variety of youth services and a map showing their location in the city, 2017.

Cannabis Infographic:

School Issues:

           

Right to Attend – school boards, location, exemptions, quitting

Special Education – identification process, IPRCs and IEPs, accommodation, reviews, appeals

Suspensions – discipline process, mitigating circumstances, reviews and appeals

Expulsions– discipline process, mitigating circumstances, hearings and appeals

Human Rights and LGBTQI2S Legal Rights:

        

Human Rights in Ontario – discrimination, protected grounds and areas, making a claim

LGBTQI2S Legal Rights – sexual identity and sexual expression, GSAs, gender and trans inclusive spaces, changes to government documents

Youth Criminal Justice:

         

Youth Criminal Court Process – right to a lawyer, EJM and EJS, attending court, flowchart

Bail in Youth Criminal Court – being released, sureties and being held

Child Welfare:

Going into the Care of a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) – being removed from your home and brought to a safe place, preparing for court and trial, and things that happen after going to court (2020)

Being in the Care of a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) – your rights in residential placements, adoption and openness orders, being pregnant, leaving your foster home or group home before 18, and extended care after 18 (2020)

Corporal Punishment – Physical discipline (assault of children, hitting and spanking)

Individual legal subjects:

       

Leaving Home – information for 16 & 17 year olds; includes school, work, support options, Voluntary Youth Service Agreements with CAS, Powers of Attorney for Personal Care (healthcare decisions)

Healthcare – OHIP, OHIP+ , IFHP, capacity and making treatment decisions, privacy of health records, psychiatric facilities and secure treatment

Shoplifting Demand Letters – letters from stores asking for money after being accused of and/or caught shoplifting

Age Based Laws pamphlet – summary of age-based legal milestones. Concise 2-page version. April 2019

 

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

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.

 knowyourrights

Cover and Backcover

Table of Contents

All Chapters (1-11)

  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

 

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

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.

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 – updated Jan 2020
  8. If you have been a victim of a crime – CICB deadline was in 2019; see Wiki for changes.
  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. Cannabis – updated Nov 2018
  21. Warrants
  22. Appearing in Criminal Court
  23. Police Complaints
  24. Youth Records
  25. Adult Records
  26. Record Suspensions (previously pardons)

Zines created by our Public Legal Education Team:

Bullying

Shopping Malls

House Parties

PLASTIC CARDS – with legal content on back:

These wallet sized plastic cards below are available in hard copy.  Please contact us to request cards and to determine any applicable costs.

SuspensionsExpulsions:

suspensions   expulsions

Police Stops – under 18

   Arrested-under18-face

SYLS Police Card – Searches & Stops card:

   

Extrajudicial Measures & Sanctions (EJM & EJS) card:

ExtraJudicial-art-front

Youth Records plastic cards series, in order of appearance:

      YouthRecord1-face  YouthRecord2-face  YouthRecord3-face

1 – Who can See Your Records?

2 – When are Youth Records Destroyed?

3 –Travel, Employment and Immigration

Street Youth Legal Services series, in order of appearance:

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

     Tickets-face

Archives:

Annual Reports: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

History of JFCY: 1978 – 2013

Newletters: