About the Project
The Person Beyond the File is a video resource developed and created in partnership with young people for adults who work with children and youth. The 11 video modules featured on this site depict the lived experiences of young people who have grown up involved with the child protection and youth criminal justice systems.
Intended as a training tool for legal professionals, educators, youth workers, social workers, etc., the contents of this site are designed to instigate a dialogue for change and help create a more accessible legal system for youth in Ontario.
How to use the Resource
The video modules can be watched individually to illustrate a specific theme, or collectively to gain a better understanding of the challenges these young people faced in navigating the child protection and youth criminal justice systems.
For each module, discussion questions, related reading, and links to topical sources of public legal information are included in the Related Resources and Links section to the right of the video player. All resources and links will open in a separate tab, allowing viewers to return to the main video page as needed.
OJEN uses these videos in our training of legal professionals, educators and youth workers. To learn more about OJEN training, click here.