|Edmonton John Howard Society
This web resource from the Edmonton John Howard Society features information and resources pertaining to the youth justice act, and materials are designed for use by classroom teachers to support and extend Social Studies, Health, C.A.L.M. and Legal Studies Education.
The resource is organized into three parts:
contains an introduction and overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The document, available in PDF format, provides classroom teachers with a basic understanding of the act and to be used as a reference resource.
For more, click on on "Youth Criminal Justice Act" in the right hand menu.
contain ten ready-to use lessons for a variety of grades. They include:
1. “Youth Criminal Justice Act"--
A 15 minute PowerPoint presentation that provides a good overview and background to the Youth Criminal Justice Act can set the stage for other lessons.
2. The Charter
--Excerpts, guiding questions, activities and links of Section 7-14 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
3. Rules and Laws
-- Questions to guide elementary students in understanding of basic laws.
4. Youth Judicial Process Flowchart and Questions
--Activity offers visual support for students to follow the Youth Criminal Justice Process from initial police contact to sentencing.
5.Youth Justice Court: Diagrams and Participants
–Activity engages students in finding out about the different roles of the courtroom participant.
6. Exploring the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)--
A collection of activities that may be used individually or in combination to explore issues and components of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
7. Rights and Responsibilities: Police contact
--outlines student rights and responsibilities when they encounter the police.
8. Measures, Court, Detention, Sentencing
-- This is a valuable information source for discussion and is an essential resource for the Case Study and Role Playing activities.
9. Case Studies and Role Playing
-- Teachers have an opportunity to develop and extend this activity through active role playing and extension activities.
10. Youth Judicial Process Flowchart and Questions
-- Activity offers visual support for students to follow the Youth Criminal Justice Process from initial police contact to sentencing.
Many educational links for teachers and students to enhance and enrich understandings.