Training for Teachers

The Justice Education Society (JES) creates innovative programs and resources that improve access to British Columbia’s justice system. To date, the Society has produced over 50 legal publications, 28 websites, more than 50 instructional videos, and has introduced over one million British Columbians to their province’s justice system.

JES programs and resources serve the general public, teachers, youth, persons with disabilities, Aboriginals and immigrants in British Columbia and throughout Canada. These services help individuals better understand how our justice system works and how to resolve their legal matters.

JES offers workshops throughout the school year to teachers for their professional development.  Some are free and others have a small fee.  As well there is online certificate granting training available on the Youth Criminal Justice Act and webinar training coming on Being an Active Citizen.

Workshops for Teachers

JES is well-known for exceptional professional development training for teachers.  JES brings qualified and interesting speakers to discuss a range of justice topics. 

Online Training for Teachers

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Explore the YCJA was created to help you explore the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) – which governs crimes committed in Canada by persons 12 to 17 years old. BC teachers can receive professional development credit from the Justice Education Society for achieving a passing score on the final exam. To register for this credit, create an account. Visit

Explore the YCJA includes 10 chapters and a final exam:

  • Principles of the Act
  • Legal Rights of Youth
  • Extrajudicial Measures
  • Conferences
  • Victims and Youth Justice
  • Sentencing Principles
  • Youth Sentencing Options
  • Adult Sentences for Youth
  • Publication of Identity of Offender
  • Youth and Adult Records
  • Final Exam

The Society gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution of the Department of Justice Canada - Youth Justice Policy in the creation of this website. If you have any questions on how to use this site, send email to info(@)