Visiting a local courthouse with a high school law class is often the first contact students have with the court system. With OJEN’s flagship Courtrooms & Classrooms program, visits to the courthouse also present opportunities for young people to connect with legal professionals such as judges, justices of the peace, lawyers and court staff. Each […]Read more
Ontario’s teachers are a tremendous asset in our mission to develop the legal capability of young people. By working with teachers, OJEN benefits from their pedagogical expertise, relationships with their students, and commitment to community life. This ensures that we share information about the law and the justice system in a way that prepares young […]
About 20 law teachers from the London area participated in a full day of OJEN professional development earlier this month. Hosted by Western University Faculty of Law, the day included sessions on: An introduction to CLEO’s new website, Steps to Justice; Current issues in International Law; How new Marijuana Laws impact youth. Teachers were […]
If an aspiring shock-TV host seeks police advice on how to entrap and film an online predator leading to their arrest, is he acting as an agent of the police? If so, to what extent must he consider the Charter rights of the accused? What should be done with evidence gathered through infringing upon those rights? These […]
We’ve all had something thrown at us that we weren’t expecting and we’ve had to grow up fast. We’re doing our best to do everything. We’re strong and we’re smart. I have a very positive perception of myself.” – Parents Centre: Humewood House Resident Youth-Police Dialogues at Humewood House On the evening of December […]
The Herbert family established Tate’s Tableaux 5 years ago to commemorate the life of their son in a meaningful way. Their annual event in Barrie, brings together friends and family for an evening of music and good cheer. The proceeds are donated to OJEN’s justice education programs for youth, a cause they believe Tate would have appreciated. This year Ted and Ann Herbert attended our Annual General Meeting and presented OJEN with a cheque with proceeds from this year’s event. Combined with donations from their friends and from OJEN stakeholders, the total came to $9,750!
Approximately 125 newcomer youth in Toronto developed legal leadership skills in a new OJEN program piloted between August 2017 and July 2018. Many newcomer youth have stronger English language skills than their adult family members. This sometimes places them as trusted sources of information and interpreters for their families. When adult family members encounter […]
Twenty high school graduates started their post-secondary studies this fall with bursaries provided by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA).
Aboriginal youth are charting a new course in relations between the justice system and the communities in which they live. In 2016, the Feathers of Hope First Nations youth forum released their report, Justice and Juries—A First Nations Youth Action Plan for Justice. In it they shared a vision of justice that was respectful of […]
Last summer, approximately 70 youth from four Ottawa neighbourhoods met with local police officers for an OJEN justice education program. The purpose of the program was to open communication between police and youth in communities where tension or conflict exists. Funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Law Foundation of Ontario, this year’s Changing Course: […]
Your donation to the Tate Herbert Memorial Fund supports OJEN’s training and work opportunities for students. In addition, it supports the programs that inform thousands of youth about the justice system.