Youth in Care and the Criminal Justice System (Archived Video Stream) 

Dec. 5, 2018
Toronto Online

OBA Criminal Justice & Child and Youth LAW PROGRAM | Original Program Date: December 5, 2018

Youth in care experience unique challenges when they face charges in the criminal justice system particularly with respect to attaining judicial interim release, and issues around sentencing and recidivism. Child protection legislation and agencies are tasked with the supervision and care of youth. However, does the implementation of such legislation unintentionally and disproportionately marginalize youth in care? What approach should youth advocates and justice system participants engage to address this disparity? Our stellar faculty will examine if we are addressing these issues while applying the Youth Criminal Justice Act and its unique principles.

Does the year-old Child, Youth and Family Services Act improve the approach of the courts as it relates to “cross over youth”? How has the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Antic affected judicial interim release applications as it relates to youth in care? Join our important discussion of these significant questions.

Register now and become a more effective advocate on these issues.


Justice of the Peace Esther N. Daniel, Ontario Court of Justice
Mary Birdsell, Justice for Children and Youth


The Honourable Justice Brian M. Scully, Ontario Court of Justice (Toronto)
Miriam Henry, Crown Attorney’s Office (Toronto)
Caitlyn Kasper, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto
Mary Birdsell, Justice for Children and Youth


For 1 to 3 Participants CBA Member: $50*
Non-Member: $80*
For 4 or more Participants CBA Member: $75*
Non-Member: $145*

*plus applicable taxes


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