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This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman's rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.
It also has information on how abuse may affect a woman's immigration status, and a section that focuses on Indigenous women.
This resource offers basic information about what a parent can expect if a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime. It includes sections on the kind of lawyer the child needs, relating to the child’s lawyer, keeping the child in school, how the child’s records can affect their future, what to do if asked to pay for damage the child has caused, and where to get help in many languages.
This resource explains Gladue factors that courts must consider when deciding whether to give bail to an Indigenous person.
This resource explains when Indigenous diversion may be available and how it works.
This resource explains Gladue factors that courts must consider when sentencing an Indigenous person.
This resource sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.
Disclaimer: This site contains general legal information for people in Ontario, Canada. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem.