YOUCAN Edmonton

YOUCAN offers youth programs in Edmonton, including: OUTREACH Relentless Youth Outreach Workers; connecting and building relationships with at-risk youth. EMPLOYABILITY Verto, a 15 week pre-employability skills program for youth (check out the brochure) LEADERSHIP Step Up and Step In, a youth engagement, leadership and empowerment program geared toward the prevention of youth violence and criminal activity. Includes media arts. MENTORING The YOUCAN … Continue reading

Youth Charged or Found Guilty of a Crime

If you are 12-17 years old, and have been charged or found guilty of a Crime, here are some links that may be helpful: Resources and Supports BearPaw Youth Criminal Justice Resource Centre (has videos and podcasts) Programs for Young Offenders (Solicitor General) Edmonton Public Schools programming for Young Offenders Young Offender therapy, counseling, life skills  Edmonton Young Offenders Book … Continue reading

Fine Options Program: work off your fines instead of paying them or going to jail.

The Fine Option Program allows you to work off your fines by performing community work service when you cannot pay your fines and would normally have to serve time in jail for default. Not all fines are eligible to be worked off in the program. Contact your local probation office for more details. How much money do I make towards … Continue reading

Alternative Measures Program: Avoid a Criminal Record!

The Alternative Measures Program is an alternative to judicial (court) proceedings with persons alleged to have committed minor offences. It may be offered to first and second time adult offenders instead of a formal court process. If the individual acknowledges guilt and is interested in the program, an agreement is signed which stipulates what the offender must do to … Continue reading

Stop Shoplifting

Stop Shoplifting is a John Howard Society Program for Youth A one day course offered to young males and females (17 and under).  The workshop includes: the law surrounding shoplifting, motivations and stressors, who is affected? and making a plan to stop shoplifting.  The workshop is offered at the Edmonton John Howard Society.  Please contact … Continue reading

Law Net Alberta

Law Net Alberta is part of Pov Net.org and is a website that links Albertans to legal information and help. Click here to learn more.

Criminal Law Information for Youth and Young Adults

What is the Youth Criminal Justice Act? What is the Young Offender’s act? What are the Young Offender programs? What is the Alternative Measures Program? What is the Fine Options Program? What are the Community Programs available for Youth? How do I find out if I have a criminal record? How do I find out … Continue reading