R v Morris, Case Summary and Future Considerations

Ontario Court to decide how systemic factors should impact the sentencing of Black people. By: Alexandria Hamilton, Public Interest Articling Fellow (2020-2021) Kevin Morris, a then 22-year-old Black male, was arrested by Toronto Police in 2014 after incorrectly being...

Consultation on Toronto’s youth courts

We want to hear from you! Help us improve youth court services by filling out this online survey. We are working to better understand how young people and their families experience youth court so that we can improve services. A new courthouse is being built in Toronto...

What does the new Police Record Check Reform Act mean for youth?

Police record checks are used to screen individuals for employment, volunteering, and sometimes even housing. On November 1, 2018, the Police Record Check Reform Act (PRCRA) came into force and standardized the police record check process in Ontario—regulating the...

A restorative justice revolution is closer than ever

Major changes to Canada’s criminal justice system could be on their way. In March, the Department of Justice completed its reporton the consultations that it has been conducting across Canada, which have focused on a broad range of important and potentially...