At 23, Ashley Harripersad is OJEN’s youngest employee. She brings specialized knowledge and experience that is greatly valued in our office. The insight she brings from being on the receiving side of the justice education experience is both helpful and inspiring.Read more
OJEN focuses on building legal capability in youth. We provide young people with opportunities to develop key knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more confident and effective when they encounter the justice system – from navigating a legal dispute, to using the law to effect social change.
By establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with justice sector institutions, schools, community organizations, government agencies and countless individuals, our small organization is able to leverage big results.
OJEN programs and classroom resources build legal capability in young people by helping them develop key knowledge and skills that make them more confident and effective when engaging with the justice system.
LONDON LAW INSTITUTE – Registration is Open! Date: Friday, February 23, 2018th Time: 8:00AM – 3:15PM Location: University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law Please join us at our London Law Institute! OJEN’s London Law Institute gives secondary-school teachers the opportunity to participate in presentations and discussions with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that […]
Directing their own learning contributes to greater engagement. This is especially important for groups of youth with historically challenging relationships with the justice system.
Adapting Youth-Police Dialogue Program for Indigenous Youth On October 5th and 6th, 2017 Indigenous youth and police officers from the Sudbury area took part in a 2 day relationship building activity. Based on similar Youth-Police Dialogue programs that OJEN has run successfully in both Toronto and Ottawa, it was adapted for an Indigenous youth audience […]
Encouraging youth from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in law, helps to make the legal system more reflective of the people it serves.
Each year, OJEN creates paid positions, for-credit internships and practicums for high school and post-secondary students. Students from a wide range of programs and institutions find opportunities here to get their feet wet with real-world work experience. We offer them a supportive environment and meaningful employment.
We are excited to announce that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hiring a full-time Project Leader (one year contract with possibility of extension) for our Department of Outreach Programs. Please see attached posting below and distribute widely. Aboriginal candidates and members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Friday, December 22nd […]
Elementary Civil Mock Trial program is an interactive and fun way for students in grade 5 to learn about the law. Children as young as 9 years old get hands-on lessons in perspective taking, limits to free speech, roles in the courtroom and how the law affects our lives, while preparing for the defamation trial of Wendy Witch v. Hansel & Gretel.