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Youth Criminal Justice

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

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I'm under 18 and have been charged with shoplifting."
  • "I'm worried that 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 and Information

Records for Youth Criminal Justice
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
ABLE2 - Fetal Alcohol Resource Program COVID-19 (16 Jul 2021): Staff can be reached by phone or email. Virtual programs only.Support for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
The Royal - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre - Family Court Clinic Family Court Clinic  provides assessments for the courts in areas involving the Young Offender's Act and the Child and Family Services Act  assessments provide the…
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Mental Health Services - Walk-in clinic COVID-19: provided by phone and other virtual means. Call to access the services.Single counselling sessions for youth whose needs are immediate 
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa - Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program Community-based program meant to improve the manner in which the community deals with youth aged 12 to 17 years who are in conflict with the…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Youth Justice Committee of Ontario Brings together victims with young people alleged to have committed non-violent offenses and their parents to negotiate an appropriate way for the young person to…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services