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

Family Law

Information on the Family Law Act can be found at the below links: Family Law Information Centre http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/familylaw/ Alberta Justice Family Law [there is a good ‘common questions’ section)http://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/families/Pages/family_law_legislation.aspx Legal Aid Alberta http://www.legalaid.ab.ca/help/FAQs/Pages/familylaw.aspx Student Legal Services http://www.slsedmonton.com/family/ An overview of the Family Law Act http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/cs/familyjustice/FLAOverview.pdf Queen’s printer – the Family Law Act in PDF: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=F04P5.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779756186 … Continue reading

Hope Mission Youth Shelter

Hope Mission Youth Shelter 9908-106 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta T5H 0N6 http://www.hopemission.com EMERGENCY SHELTER OUTREACH SERVICES SHIFT PROGRAM SUMMARY A free overnight emergency accommodation service for co-ed youth aged 16-24yrs. A team of Outreach Workers are available to serve co-ed youth aged 16-24yrs 12 hours per day, 365 days per year. A 24-hour transitional residential program … 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

Edmonton Community Legal Centre

Edmonton Community Legal Centre 10056 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 0C8 http://www.eclc.ca E-mail: Intake@eclc.ca Phone: 780-702-1725 Fax: 780-702-1726  The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) provides free legal services to low-income individuals in the areas of civil and administrative law. We do not provide services in the areas of family or criminal law.  Some of the … Continue reading

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services of Edmonton Main (University) Office: Emily Murphy House 11011 88 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0Z3 Website: http://www.slsedmonton.com Email: info@slsedmonton.com [we cannot answer legal questions/open files over email] Phone: (780)-492-2226 Fax: (780)-492-7574 Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals in Edmonton and area … Continue reading

Edmonton Legal Services Centre [Legal Aid Alberta]

Edmonton – Legal Services Centre Revillon Building 300, 10320 102 Avenue  T5J 4A1 http://www.legalaid.ab.ca Phone: (780) 427-7575 Fax: (780) 427-5909  Edmonton – Legal Services Centre – Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) provides a range of legal services to low-income Albertans in a number of areas of law including family, criminal, and civil. We can help you: … Continue reading