Youth Access to Justice

The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University, in partnership with the Law Foundation of Ontario and with support from the Ontario Justice Education Network is launching a Youth Access to Justice Initiative this Fall. It will apply technology and the law to address the access to justice needs of youth in Toronto.

We want your help in strengthening youth access to justice by designing approaches that better reach youth, provide answers to important questions and help youth navigate justice issues.

This initiative will collaborate with many of the organizations and leaders working in the youth access to justice sector and help build on the great work that they have been doing for many years.

Why Join?

Have Your Say

Want to help change the legal system but don’t know where to start?
The Youth Access to Justice Initiative wants your input in creating the building blocks that will help improve youth’s access to the legal system.

Location

Sandbox @ Ryerson University
341 Yonge St, 3rd floor – Suite 312
Toronto, ON M5B 1S1

Sessions

Session 1 – Determining the Issues

Monday, September 25th, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Sandbox at Ryerson

Ever wonder what ‘Access to Justice’ really means? Want to find out how you can help make a change in your community? Come join us at our first session where we need to hear your voice on the access to justice issues that are present in your community!

Session 2-A – Youth Only

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Sandbox at Ryerson

Hey you(th)! Come join us for an exclusive youth only session where we will discuss the access to justice issues that affect you and your community and how you deal with these issues and who you turn to for help.

Session 2-B – Users

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Sandbox at Ryerson

Come join us for a collaborative session with youth, youth A2J providers and community leaders! We want to discuss the access to justice issues that affect you and your community and how you deal with these issues and who you turn to for help.

Session 3 – Providers

Monday, October 30th, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Sandbox at Ryerson

We want your help to build a legal system that works for you. Let us know who you go to when you need help, what you think can be done to improve existing resources and the types of support you need

Session 4 – Design-Thinking

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Sandbox at Ryerson

Our final session will transform the conversations we have had in our previous sessions into prototypes of tangible youth justice initiatives. The session will run as a full day workshop using Design-Thinking principles led by a subject matter expert.

CONTACT

Questions? Email liz@ryerson.ca