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Youth criminal justice

Services

Includes information pertaining to youth and police powers, stops and searches, questioning of suspects, and complaints against police.

What the clients may say:
  • "I‘m under 18 and have been charged with shoplifting."
  • "I’m worried I might not be able to go to college because I have a criminal record."
  • "I’m 17 years old and in a sexual relationship with someone who is 15."

Legal Services

Justice for Children & Youth

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

JusticeNet

Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre

Provides legal aid services to eligible persons. Eligibility is based on financial, and legal factors.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Fetal Alcohol Resource Program

The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program aims to support the large numbers of people affected by this permanent brain injury. Through education and community leadership development the program draws together resources, skills and knowledge that exists in Ottawa and provides community navigation for individuals affected by FASD and their families.

Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program

Provides youth & family with immediate intervention and on-going support and mediates with all persons involved to resolve on-going conflicts.