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Information Sessions

We are always looking for ways to increase awareness about Youth Justice Committees and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. We want to ensure that youth/parents know about the program and what to expect, and that community partners and the general public know how they can support youth to be successful.

Contact Courtney Russell for more information.
Email: crussell@cyjs.ca
Mobile: (403) 875-8109

 

Are you between the ages of 12-18? Have you ever wondered what kinds of things young people can be charged for, and that for some offences young people might be referred to a Youth Justice Committee in their community? This Youth focused information session will provide young people with knowledge about the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as Youth Justice Committees. Youth Justice Committees are a community-based alternative to court that gives young people a second chance on a bad decision. The session breaks down the process for a youth if they commit a crime or come into contact with the law, what the possibilities are if they get referred to the Youth Justice Committee Program and how they can turn a bad decision into a strength-based opportunity. Participants will also learn about the consequences of having a Youth Record and how it may hold them back from important things like going to post-secondary, getting a job and travelling. Youth will walk away from the session feeling confident in the knowledge gained regarding the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Youth Justice Committees and what it can mean for them.

Parents, ever wonder what would happen if your teenager was charged with a minor crime? Sometimes things can happen when we least expect it. This short and informative session will help you to be prepared by knowing what happens when young people are given the opportunity to be diverted from court, and learning how you can support your child or any young people you know. You will also know how you can participate in the process, what consequences your child may be given, and how success in the program can help to remove barriers to future success for your child. This Parent focused information session will provide information about the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as Youth Justice Committees, which are a community-based alternative to court that gives young people a second chance on a bad decision. Youth Justice Committee volunteers help young people move through and past a minor offence by holding them accountable without holding them back. With support, young people from all walks of life turn their mistakes into opportunities to grow and give back to their communities.

Do you have knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or Youth Justice Committees? Join this short and informative session to learn how you as a community member or as an agency can help provide support for not only your community but the youth in it, and how you can offer different resources for young people and the Youth Justice Committee program. You will walk away from this opportunity feeling confident in participating and talking to your own clients or community members about Youth Justice Committees.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of things young people can be charged for in Canada, and that for some offences young people might be referred to a Youth Justice Committee in their community rather than being taken into custody? This informative session provides facts about the Canadian Justice System, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and Youth Justice Committees. Participants will also learn about the consequences of having a Youth Record and how it may affect them, or any young person in their life by holding them back from important things like going to post-secondary, getting a job, and travelling in/out of the Country. Participants will walk away from the session feeling confident in the knowledge gained regarding the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act and Youth Justice Committees.