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TLA speaks out on Youth Criminal Justice

May 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sandra Porter
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The TLA has been raising concerns about the new Toronto mega-courthouse being built on Armoury St. for several months.  The TLA has been involved in lobbying the provincial government on several issues regarding the courthouse, most notably the inclusion of youth within the new courthouse. 
 
Peacebuilders, a non-profit organization in Toronto that provides restorative justice and court-diversion programs to young people in conflict with the law, and the TLA recently organized a Community Forum to discuss the ramifications of the slated closure of the youth courthouse at 311 Jarvis when the new courthouse opens. Several community organizations spoke at the Forum including:   John Howard Society of Toronto, Justice for Children and Youth, the Zero Gun Violence Movement and the Cross-Over Youth Project.  All speakers unanimously called on the government to reverse its decision to close the specialty youth courthouse. 

Read the full advocacy update.