Public Event

Teens and Crime: What Parents Need to Know

Free public webinar

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

12 – 1 p.m.

Youths between the ages of 12 and 17 who come into conflict with the law are treated differently than adults – but the issues are no less serious. The Youth Criminal Justice Act is intended to ensure youth are held accountable for their actions, learn from their mistakes, understand the impact they’ve had, and make amends.

But what happens when a youth is charged with a crime?

With more than 40 years of combined experience in youth justice, Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers Karen McGowan and Kathleen Reyes share important information for parents and youth about the youth criminal justice system and what to do when kids get involved in crime.

Please note: This session aims to educate the public about Legal Aid Alberta services and is not intended as a forum to obtain legal advice. 

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