For Community Workers
OJEN is committed to helping youth and their allies build their legal capability. For community workers, we offer Navigating the Justice System, an educational workshop about helping youth access the system with reliable information and accessible help.
Navigating the Justice System was developed and facilitated province-wide through a grant from the federal Department of Justice from 2008 until 2012. We now continue to offer it at cost to community agencies, schools, and other institutions that want to improve their ability to support youth who are facing legal trouble.
To inquire about Navigating the Justice System, please contact us using our online form.
Frontline workers require access to accurate and up-to-date information and training that builds their knowledge, capacity, skills and network of service providers to better support the youth they are working with. If frontline workers know how to navigate, advocate and provide support through the Justice System, then this increases positive outcomes for youth, and we all benefit when youth have positive outcomes.
— Veronica, Frontline Youth Worker
In response to recent public health concerns, Justice for Children and Youth and the Ontario Justice Education Network are offering a free online session for frontline youth workers that provides information about the legal implications of emergency orders, legal rights and obligations during COVID-19.
OJEN is committing to providing the best possible learning experience for youth and their allies. To do that, we offer training and continuing professional development opportunities for community workers across Ontario.