We are working to better understand how young people and their families, frontline workers and justice professionals experience youth court so that we can improve services.

A new courthouse is being built in Toronto that will combine all adult criminal and youth courts in the city in one location downtown. The new courthouse will not open until 2022 and youth court services have not been finalized at the new courthouse. This is an important opportunity to imagine how we can do things better.

Your responses to this survey will help us better understand the real experiences of court users. Your answers will be compiled with all of the other responses to develop recommendations that will be shared with the youth justice sector, policymakers, and the public at large. We can't promise that we can make all of your ideas happen, but we can learn from you in order to improve the way we work and the way we work together. 

Consultations are being conducted between February and May 2019. If you are interested in participating in a focus group or follow-up consultation about youth courts or have further questions about this project, please contact Sara Fruchtman, Manager Public Policy, Research and Communications at sfruchtman@peacebuilders.ca

Who are we? 
Peacebuilders is a nonprofit organization based in Toronto that provides court-diversion and support services to youth in conflict with the law. This survey is part of a larger project on youth courts that is being funded by the Laidlaw, an independent foundation that provides funding to support research and programs dedicating to improving youth wellbeing and inclusion. This project is not part of any government initiative. 

Will information about you be confidential? 
We will not ask for your name, or any other personal or identifying information. 

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