A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice ActLast Updated: March 2, 2016
Legal Information for Youth Workers, Counsellors & Volunteers
Everyone has the right to know about the law and how it affects them. To know about the law is not a luxury. It is only when people know the law and are aware of their ability to get information about the law that they are able to protect themselves and others, and gain full access to our system of justice. Because of their lack of knowledge, maturity, and wisdom, many young people are disadvantaged in this regard. As well, they may face barriers due to economic factors, family history, ability levels, gender, race or culture, to name just a few. Because of factors like these, young people and their families may not know what to do or where to go for information when they face legal problems.
It is important to note that it is not the intent of this guide to prepare individuals to provide legal advice. The materials will, however, provide intermediaries with the background knowledge, resources, and skills they will need to assist others with identifying problems requiring legal information.
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ISBN/ISSN number: 978-1-926545-99-8