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Youth Criminal Law

CLEO's Youth Criminal Law website is for young people who've been accused of committing a crime. It has information about Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act, places to get legal help, and services for young people in Ontario.

Written with the assistance of Justice for Children and Youth, the site has sections on:

  • Talking to the police
  • Hiring a lawyer
  • Steps in a youth case
  • Court orders
  • Youth records
  • Getting a job with a record
  • Travelling with a record

Special features include flowcharts that show what can happen if the police think you’ve committed a crime and what can happen if you’re charged with a crime.

The site is available in English and French. And it's designed to be viewed on your mobile device or desktop computer.