Services in Ontario - Youth criminal justice
Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS)
Contact InformationPhone 416-408-3967 Toll-free 1-844-633-2886
In Toronto, ALS provides Indigenous court workers and the Community Council diversion program. They also write Gladue reports in various locations in Ontario. They don’t provide criminal lawyers to represent you in court. Outside of Toronto, there are other Indigenous organizations that offer support to Indigenous people charged with a crime.
Justice for Children and Youth
Contact InformationPhone 416-920-1633 Toll-free 1-866-999-5329
Legal Aid Ontario funds Justice for Children and Youth to offer free legal help in the Toronto area to young people under 18 and homeless youth under 25.
They focus on all areas of children’s law including youth criminal justice, education, mental health, human rights, and provincial offences. They also give general legal advice and information to young people, to parents on education issues, and to professional and community groups.