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2018-02-05 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Address: 311 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5B 2C2, Canada

This program will provide an essential overview and discussion about issues facing youth in child protection, family, and youth justice law, including issues such as what it means for youth to voluntarily withdraw from parental control, when should we permit a youth or adolescent to make decisions about where they will live in family and child protection cases, and what we mean by “diminished moral blameworthiness” in youth justice cases. The panel will explore the tension that arises when courts have to balance the need for young people to have a voice in matters that directly affect them, while at the same time recognizing that their emotional development and impulse control may not fully develop until well past their 18th birthday.

This event is featuring chair Justice Brian Scully, and speakers, Mary Birdsell, Executive Director, Justice for Children and Youth, as well as, Dr. Tracey Skilling, Psychologist at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.