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Jan 16, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Youth and Justice topic of information session Friday

Parkdale Villager

An upcoming information session will inform youth on how they can avoid getting in trouble with police, but also the repercussions if they do.

Parkdale youth and their families are invited to an information session on Youth and Justice with Mary Birdsell, executive director of Justice for Children and Youth. The session is being presented by the Parkdale Intercultural Association.

Kalsang Dolma, a youth settlement worker at the Parkdale Intercultural Association, explained the session will address topics such as Youth Criminal Justice System, youth court records, youth and police interactions and understanding probation and supervision orders.

“Sometimes young people, especially newcomers, don’t know about the justice system,” Dolma said. “Mainly it is so they know what the implications are if they get in trouble.”

The session takes place Friday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Parkdale Intercultural Association, 365 Queen St. W.

The session is free and registration is not required, however youth can RSVP to this event via www.facebook.com/events/226211847515190/?ref=2

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