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Justice for Children & Youth

(Toronto) Represents & advocates for youth re:  welfare, education, Children’s Aid, getting off the street, family matters, and criminal law,

Record #: MET0177 Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2017
Notes
Public Comments Accepts collect calls
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community legal clinic * legal representation in the areas of residential care, education, criminal matters, child welfare, human rights and constitutional law, financial assistance or support * legal information and assistance to youth, professionals and community groups * also to parents for education issues only * community development and outreach * advocacy * public resource centre * seminars * accepts collect calls * funded by Legal Aid Ontario

Street Youth Legal Services (SYLS) -- legal advice and outreach to street-involved youth at shelters and youth services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Children and youth 17 years and under * their parents only for special education matters * must meet financial eligibility guidelines * clients must sign retainer * Street Youth Legal Services -- homeless youth 16-24 years
Application By telephone only
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees Services -- free * clients may be required to pay court costs
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; General Legal Aid ~ Youth ; Legal Counselling ~ Youth ; Legal Issues Education/Information ~ Youth Issues ; Legal Representation ~ Youth ; School System Advocacy ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Youth ~ Legal Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-920-1633
Toll Free Phone 1-866-999-5329 ; 1-866-999-JFCY
Fax 416-920-5855
E-Mail info@jfcy.org
Website www.jfcy.org
Primary Contact Karien Gibson, Office Manager
Primary Executive Mary Birdsell, Executive Director
Names
Alternate Name Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law ; Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law ; JFCY ; Street Youth Legal Services ; SYLS
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
55 University Ave, 15th Fl
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
 
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Intersection University Ave and King St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Elevator with braille features