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Steps to Justice – Criminal Law Module

“Can the police stop me on the street and ask for my ID?”

“Should I sign a peace bond to deal with my criminal case?”

“What can happen if I miss my court date?”

These are a few of the questions posed in the Steps to Justice – Criminal Law resource, now available on the OJEN website.

The Criminal Law module uses hypothetical scenarios to guide students’ exploration of CLEO’s Steps to Justice website. As they search for answers to the legal questions posed in the scenarios, they also learn how to access practical legal information on some of the most commonly-experienced legal problems.

Steps to Justice is a plain language website, written and maintained by lawyers. It provides reliable, up-to-date information for Ontario residents facing a variety of legal problems. It walks the user through the legal steps they need to follow and includes links to relevant legal forms, self-help guides, definitions of complicated legal terms and referral information for legal and social services.

The Steps to Justice Criminal Law Module, as with the Employment Law module previously posted on the OJEN website, comes with PowerPoint classroom presentation, student work sheets, six different employment law scenarios and a facilitator’s guide and answer sheet. The guide provides detailed instructions on how to deliver the workshop. Additional information with tips and information for presenters, can be found on a short training video available on the OJEN website.

Look for modules dealing with family law, domestic violence and abuse, housing law, consumer law and more, in the new year.

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