Youth Justice


  • Dates: February 22, 2024 - May 9 , 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Age: Youth 14 - 23


  • Networking opportunities for youth
  • Community service hours
  • Meals at each session
  • Transportation
  • Gift cards and other incentives
  • First aid training
  • Job development training



In partnership with Ontario Justice Network, Kidnetix Kidz Association is delivering a three part culturally relevant and responsive public legal and information program that builds the legal life skills of racialized youth who identify as African, Caribbean,and Black. 

This  7 week multisession program will use a collaborative, interactive, dialogue-based approach to: 

  1. Build awareness of legal rights and how the legal system operates; 

  2. Develop and practice the legal life skills that can be used to navigate legal problems; 

  3. Introduce racialized youth to reliable sources of public legal information, and the legal and community-based supports available; 

  4. Foster connections between racialized youth and the professionals who work within the legal system.


The first part of the program  informs youth participants  about discrimination, their legal rights, and how to access information and support that would assist them in navigating human rights issues.

During the second part of the program, youth participants are given a mock human rights hearing scenario and work with volunteer lawyers and/or law students who coach them on their assigned roles.   They work as a team, developing a theory of the case to ensure all elements are presented harmoniously. Their weekly preparation culminates into a mock hearing that will be held at Peel Regions very first county court and jail, PAMA court house, in Brampton

The final part of the program consists of a  focus group discussion where youth meet with  facilitators to provide feedback and have discussion on their experience in the legal system. 



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